This New Baseball Comedy "Brockmire" About a Disgraced Announcer Looks Hilarious

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This New Baseball Comedy “Brockmire” About a Disgraced Announcer Looks Hilarious

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Hank Azaria (Moe from the Simpsons, David from Friends, and many other roles) is set to star as Jim Brockmire, disgraced formerly-great MLB announcer, in a new show on IFC entitled “Brockmire.”

In short, the show appears to be about an MLB announcer who gets a little too drunk and makes some … questionable comments on live TV. After ten years off, he’s trying to work his way back through the Minor Leagues and back to The Show.

Check out the trailer:

Starring alongside Azaria, is the always hilarious Amanda Peet (who you’d know from Saving Silverman) and Tyrell Williams.

You can read more about the show here, but I’ve lifted the “About” section for you below:

TV’s biggest sports announcer has hit rock bottom – bottom of the ninth, that is. Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife’s serial infidelity.

A decade later, Jim Brockmire decides to reclaim his career and love life in a small American rust belt town that has seen better days, calling minor league baseball games for the Morristown Frackers. The struggling team is led by Jules (Amanda Peet), the strong-willed, hard-drinking owner and Charles (Tyrel Jackson Williams), the naïve but enthusiastic team intern.

“Brockmire” premieres April 5 at 10 pm on IFC.

Author: Michael Cerami

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