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Will Ferrell comedy debuts in UK

By Chi Chi Izundu
Newsbeat entertainment reporter

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image captionDanny McBride also appeared in Pineapple Express

A new comedy series produced by Anchorman actor Will Ferrell's company is having its debut on British TV.

Eastbound And Down is about a former professional baseball player, played by Danny McBride from Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express, who returns to his home town to become a substitute gym teacher.

The 32-year-old says Will Ferrell helped him get his first film off the ground, he's is now a mate and thinks Eastbound And Down is quite a dark comedy.


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image captionDanny McBride is working in Belfast on a new comedy starring James Franco

Broadway And Down goes out on FX Channel every Thursday night at 10pm.

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