The Grawlix sells "Those Who Can't" comedy script to Amazon - Reverb

The Grawlix sells “Those Who Can’t” comedy script to Amazon Studios (news)

Would you let these men teach your children? The Grawlix, from l-r: Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl.

Would you let these men teach your children? The Grawlix, from l-r: Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl.

Denver comedy trio The Grawlix just keeps moving up in the world. Not only are its members — Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy — all rising and nationally-touring stand-ups, they’ve just sold a script to Amazon Studios.

It seems the online retailer is diving into the content-creation business, and they want to get in on the ground floor with a comedy pilot from the boys called “Those Who Can’t.”

The proposed show transposes the characters from their popular Grawlix web series on Funny or Die, directed by the Nix Bros., to a high school setting (the fictional Buchanan High, to be filmed in Denver) and will feature some familiar comedy names, both local and national.

Astute comedy fans, Facebook watchers and folks who have attended a Grawlix monthly live show at the Bug Theatre lately have noted some chatter about the show, including ongoing casting calls.

No other details about the pilot have been made public, but we’ve been chatting exclusively with the guys over the last couple weeks, so check back in with Reverb and The Denver Post soon for the full scoop.

Check out the Amazon press release about “Those Who Can’t” and go to Amazon Studios’ home page for a script preview and character descriptions.

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John Wenzel is an A&E reporter and Features blogs editor for The Denver Post. Follow him @johntwenzel and @beardsandgum.

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