ABC recently scooped up three stars for their new soccer comedy pilot Dream Team including comedian Michelle Buteau. The pilot, written and executive produced by Bill Wrubel and Kari Lizer of Will & Grace, “centers around character Marty Schumacher, who coached his last club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the national championships. Now, he has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds and their disparate parents” according to Variety.
Comedian, host, and performer Buteau will play the character Olga Diaz, mother of an 11-year-old who’s vying for a spot on the soccer team. Her role won’t be far off from her stand-up in that Olga is strong and ambitious. She won’t be afraid to speak her mind, always looking to win. Buteau, who career highlights include co-hosting on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey, The Jenny McCarthy Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. Additional credits include Key & Peele, The Eric Andre Show, and Enlisted.
She recently released her debut stand-up album Shut Up! in 2015 which you can pick up here.