Josh Gad to Star Opposite Billy Crystal on The Comedians

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Josh Gad is going from Broadway to FX.

The beloved Book of Mormon star has signed on to co-headline The Comedians with Billy Crystal, starring on the upcoming sitcom as a young comic on the rise who resents his pairing with Crystal's aging star on a late-night sketch show.

Gad also will also serve as a producer on the program, which comes from writers/executive producers Crystal, Larry Charles, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler.

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Gad is best known for his role in the aforementioned Tony-winning musical, along with his role last year on NBC's short-lived 1600 Penn. He will next be seen as Steve Wozniak in Jobs.

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