Madrigal to Star in NBC’s “About a Boy” Pilot

The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal will star in the television adaptation of a popular Hugh Grant film.

The 41-year-old Latino actor/comedian has landed a role in About a Boy, the NBC television pilot based on the Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name.

Al Madrigal

Directed by Jon Favreau and written by  Jason Katims, the project follows the relationship between Will (portrayed by David Walton), a bachelor man-child, and the young boy who moves in next door with his kooky single mother Fiona (Minnie Driver).

Madrigal will play Andy, Will’s best friend and the husband of Laurie (portrayed by Anjelah Johnson).

He’s currently a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has standup special Why is the Rabbit Crying premiering on Comedy Central in April.

His acting credits include Free Agents, Gary Unmarried, Welcome to the Captain and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Johnson Lands Role in NBC’s “About a Boy” Pilot

Anjelah N. Johnson is about (a boy) to start work on her next project…

The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress and stand-up comedian has landed a role in NBC’s pilot About a Boy, which is based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, as well as the 2002 Hugh Grant film it inspired.

Anjelah Johnson

The pilot – written by Jason Katims and directed by Revolution’s Jon Favreau – centers on  Will (portrayed by David Walton), a bachelor man-child going through a revolving door of women, and the young boy who moves in next door with his quirky single mom, Fiona (portrayed by Minnie Driver).

Johnson has been cast as Laurie, the well-meaning but often overbearing wife of Will’s best friend and a mother of three frustrated by Will’s childishness.

She, who previously co-starred in the 2011 NBC comedy pilot My Life is an Experiment, gained acclaim for portraying one of the most notable characters from Fox’s sketch comedy series MADtv, rude fast food employee Bon Qui Qui. Johnson’s other credits include a guest-starring role on Ugly Betty and appearances in the films Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Our Family Wedding.