Jim Carrey has signed on to co-create and executive produce a half-hour project for HBO, with comedian Lisa Lampanelli attached to star.

According to Variety, the project revolves around a woman who inherits a comedy club in Los Angeles. Scribe Kario Salem is aboard to write the teleplay; Carrey, Lampanelli and Salem will serve as executive producers on the untitled pilot.

Trio are in the midst of hammering out the premise and overall story. The central character is a Mitzi Shore type, a woman who unexpectedly becomes the owner of a comedy club and is forced to play a maternal role in the dysfunctional lives of the club's clutch of resident comics.