Look out, curling! Clear the way, parkour! Get off the damn pony, polo: There’s a new funniest sport in town, and that sport’s name is basketball. James Naismith’s crowning achievement might be a laugh-killer in theaters—with the noted exceptions of White Men Can’t Jump, Teen Wolf, and, of course, Space Jam—but there’s no hotter sports property in TV comedy than the ol’ leather pumpkin. Starz has the LeBron James-produced Survivor’s Remorse, ABC is preparing an untitled NBA buddy comedy, and cable outlets still regularly feature the antics of the Big Apple’s world-renowned court jesters: The New York Knicks. The latest player to step into the paint and shout “Give me the rock—but make sure you do it in a funny way”: Comedy Central, which has ordered a half-hour basketball comedy from the team behind the web series Ghost Ghirls.
Set in an all-female basketball league, the series hails from creators/stars Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci, and Angela Trimbur—all three of whom, not too coincidentally, play for L.A.’s most famous all-female recreational basketball squad, The Pistol Shrimps. Perhaps you remember the Shrimps from their mid-’90s Burger King endorsements, their GQ profile, or the fact that Aubrey Plaza is on their roster? Well, now you can also remember three of The Pistol Shrimps as the ballers that brought you the latest series from the producers of Drunk History and Another Period.
To get a sense of the sort of roundball jocularity Lund, Maria, and Blasucci will bring to the small screen, here’s play-by-play from a recent Pistol Shrimps match. The game was called by Superego’s Matt Gourley and Mark McConville—both of whom know more about basketball than the author of this post. But at least we all have the authoritative knowledge to agree on this: Basketball is hilarious.