Untitled Upcoming Local Comedy/Sports Show With Comcast?
It’s very early in the process, but Comcast Sports Chicago is in talks right now for new untitled show that would air locally, most likely weekly. The setting is a “family living room style” show with Bolger’s actual family. His oldest brother is a 3 star general, his second, a Catholic priest, and other a detention officer. As a unique Chicago family they will be talking sports, giving their opinions of current teams up & downs with all their issues, shouting at each other like a dinner table, and always finding funny moments. More details to come as they are made available
Pitch To HBO
Our good friend Patti Vasquez and her writing partner Jim Hayes of Pooka Productions are pitching a pilot to HBO. The script has already been pitched, HBO likes what they see, and now it will pass through the final layers of development. The show is called “Mulligan”, and follows the life of Chicagoan Katie Mulligan who’s life hasn’t exactly turned out like she planed, so she’d like a “do over”. John’s currently attached to this project and is very excited to working with Patti again!
Bolger talks with Bob Odenkirk
Bob spoke with John about his upcoming Disco Demolition film, which looks like it’s going to happen! He asked John to help add local Sox lore by adding characters into the script from that night. Get ready for older brother stoner’s name Ray, side-by-side Farrah fawcett replicas, cheesy mustaches, bitchin’ Camero’s, and drunks galore! This film honors the idea created by Bob with long time Sox fan, and good friend Jim Zuelivic, who tragically and sadly passed away in January of 2006.
Bolger in feature film Eden Court
You will be able to see John in a scene with Reno 911’s Tom Lennon, and Chappelle Show’s Christian Finnegan, as college meathead jock West Fitzwell. This film, directed by Chicago’s own Paul Leuer, is making the rounds at film festivals and slated to be released in 2012. To keep up with the film you can check here at IMDB: