A&E has ordered the new series Little Funny (Working Title). The docuseries from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres following 11 year old stand-up comic Saffron Herndon as she perfects her act.
Saffron, or Saffy, as she prefers to be called, is not like most 11 year olds. She spends her nights performing at her local comedy club and her days trying to understand why her friends don’t get her jokes. Her dream is to be a famous stand-up comedian with an illustrious career like her idol, Ellen DeGeneres.
Saffy is a stand-up comedy prodigy with a unique brand of edy, adult humor who has been making waves on the comedy circuit for the past three years, and now Ellen DeGeneres is stepping in to executive produce a series about her journey to the stage. Saffy will receive advice and encouragement from DeGeneres and other notable stand-up pros like Chris Rock, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Tom Papa, Iliza Shlesinger and more to help hone her skills. Whether it’s bringing out her inner curmudgeon or polishing the perfect “pageant girl” jokes, we will see Saffy working with the best and brightest in the world of comedy as she prepares for various gigs. DeGeneres will send Saffy messages of encouragement as she endeavors to get stage time at legendary clubs across America and seek inspiration from other comedians to hone her craft and prove to DeGeneres she has what it takes to make it in the highly competitive and cutthroat world of comedy.