Samantha Irby, former Chicagoan, animal lover, and all around hilarious human being, has just signed a deal to develop a half-hour series for FX based on her blog Bitches Gotta Eat and essay collection Meaty. She’ll be working with two other hilarious humans, Abbi Jacobson of Broad City and Jessi Klein, head writer of Inside Amy Schumer and author of the memoir You’ll Get Over It.
According to Deadline, the series will follow Irby through “failed relationships, taco feasts, her struggles with Crohn’s disease, poverty, blackness, and body image.” Sure, it sounds kind of somber, but if Marya Hornbacher’s 2013 Reader profile on Irby is any indication, the result will be anything but: “i think that without humor those of us who loathe ourselves would be dead,” she wrote in an e-mail to Hornbacher. “Not ‘dead’ but DEAD, walking blindly into traffic DEAD.”
On Fri 10/28, both Irby and Jacobson will be in town to talk about Jacobson’s new illustrated release, Carry This Book, and (fingers crossed!) spill more details about their upcoming show.