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Josh Ostrovsky: Fat Jew's Comedy Central pilot dropped 'several months ago'

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Comedy Central is way ahead of you, Twitter.

The tides of social media have been turning on Josh Ostrovsky, better known as “The Fat Jew,” since Thursday, when The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ostrovsky had signed with CAA. As comedians vocalized their frustration with Ostrovsky’s documented plagiarism, news spread that his deal with Comedy Central had fallen through — but as it turns out, that project was dropped long before the CAA uproar.

A rep for Comedy Central tells EW that Ostrovsky had a script deal with the network, but it failed to move forward to the pilot stage “several months ago.” Comedy Central currently has nothing planned with Ostrovsky.

Not that this makes Twitter’s response any less amusing.

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