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Rob Schneider won't make fans Kickstart his mockumentary

Rob Schneider won't make fans Kickstart his mockumentary


Comedian is spending "beyond seven figures" of his own money on show

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Deuce Bigalow's Rob Schneider is making an eight-episode television show described as "an exaggerated version of his real life" even though it hasn't been pitched to network executives yet. The Los Angeles Times writes the comedian is spending more than $1 million on the sitcom, which he is producing despite strenuous warnings from his agency and advisors, who the star says questioned his sanity. Schneider also rejected the idea of Kickstarter, which celebrities like Zach Braff have used to fund personal projects. He explains his fans were already "paying for this" through their patronage of his other shows and movies.

Co-created by Schneider and his wife, Real Rob is being filmed mockumentary-style with a single camera, and will see the actor and his partner playing themselves. The sitcom will include references to the Saturday Night Live alumnus' life, including his experiences with CBS and his doomed, semi-autobiographical comedy Rob. Most of the hour-long episodes are being shot either around Los Angeles or at Full Sail University, Florida. Production is scheduled to finish in October. According to the Los Angeles Times, there are plans to sell Real Rob abroad, where American content is reportedly in high demand.