Comedian Dana Gould has been around for a long time; I still remember him from his days on The Ben Stiller Show. Since then, he's appeared in a number of random TV shows (Roseanne, Seinfeld, The Nanny) and films (Mystery Men, Dumb and Dumberer) -- to a point where he's become the guy who looks familiar in an old school kind of way, but it usually takes a few minutes for your brain to find the name. More recently, the dude has found moderate success writing for that Simpsons cartoon, but now Variety tells us that Gould has sidled up next to two different projects; one of which is a feature film for Warner Bros. called Alternadad. Based on Neal Pollack's memoir, pic will apparently follow a man who attempts to stay "hip and relevant" as he prepares to become a father. (Why do I automatically envision a scene in which some dorky guy tells a bunch of neighborhood kids to "talk to the hand?")

The other project you ask? Well, that one was set up at Comedy Central as a Shaun of the Dead-type zombie laffer about a group of post-apocalyptic survivors trying to move on with their lives. It's called The Last Larry. Says Gould, "It's a very traditional sitcom set in the world of a zombie holocaust. I felt fairly positive after I pitched it that I wouldn't hear a lot of 'Not that idea again.' " So it's like Everybody Loves Raymond ... except "everybody" is dead. I dig it. Gould added that his goal is to create a show that combines Shaun and Battlestar Gallactica. If he can do that -- and succeed -- I'd be very impressed. Gould will write both projects, as well as serve as exec producer on The Last Larry. Here's hoping at least one of the two survives ...

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