Turns out you can go home again - you just might not be welcome there. In the new scripted comedy Big Lake (premiering tonight at 10/9c on Comedy Central), Chris Gethard stars as Josh Franklin, a failed financial whiz kid who flees the big city for his Pennsylvania hometown. But Josh's folks aren't exactly thrilled to see him - especially since he lost their nest egg on failed investments. "His parents outwardly hate him at this point - they take their aggression out on him, and deservedly so," says Gethard, an accomplished improv comic who landed the role after impressing exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the set of Ferrell's new comedy The Other Guys. "I helped out with the auditions - when people would improvise, I'd jump in and play characters. They thought I was funny, I guess, because they offered me a small part in the movie," he says. When the lead role in their next project, Big Lake, opened up after Jon Heder departed due to creative differences, Gethard found himself on the short list. "It's amazing they plucked me out of the New York comedy scene and gave me this shot," he says. To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the first episodes of the new Comedy Central series BIG LAKE which premieres Tuesday, August 17 At 10:00 P.M. Episode Synopsis:Glenn discovers evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald lived in his family home. Inspired to capitalize on this project, he goes to the mayor to propose that they build a memorial site and amusement park called Lee Harvey Osworld . Josh decides to retake a history test that he failed in high school to help turn his life around. Source & Preview
Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the first episodes of the new Comedy Central series BIG LAKE which premieres Tuesday, August 17 At 10:00 P.M. Episode Synopsis: Josh Franklin, a discredited financial whiz kid, finds himself crashing on his parent's couch after crashing Wall Street and losing his father Carl's entire retirement fund. With the help of his friends, Glenn, an ex-con, and Chris, a burned-out high school teacher, Josh cooks up schemes to help pay back his father's money. Source & Preview