Canadian actress has become a ‘hyper paranoid conspiracy theorist’ in Comedy Central’s ‘Crazy House’

Lindsay Ames stars as Stacey in "Crazy House" pilot for Comedy Central.

Online PR News – 25-March-2014 – LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Ames, a Canadian Comedy Award winning actress, has joined Comedy Central’s “Crazy House,” where she plays Stacey, one of the main cast members of an insane asylum. The pilot episode has been shot and also stars Golden Globe nominee Parker Posey, who plays Dr. Krimmens, a character who could become a regular if the show is ordered for syndication.

“Crazy House” is created, written by, executive produced and starring Nick Turner (VH1’s “Best Week Ever”) and Lee Rubenstein (“Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update”). The story follows a pair of friends who are sentenced to an asylum after accidentally pitting their landlord into a coma and pleading insanity.

Ames said, “She’s [Stacey] just a hyper paranoid conspiracy theorist. I worked closely with Jeff to bring the character off the page. If the series gets picked up there will be a lot of interesting challenges with the role to play a likable crazy person.”

Jeff Tomsic is showrunning the series and directed the pilot in late February.

“What’s so great about working with actors like Lindsay is that they're able to bring real humanity to a joke-heavy role,” he said. “Lindsay is able to play jokes, yes, but what she did – what really made her part funny – was to find life beneath what could have been a pretty one-dimensional character. And that was of the utmost importance to us. We wanted the cast to be anything but stock "crazy." In this world, the patients are more human and are more logical than their counterparts outside the mental hospital. Lindsay's version of crazy Stacey makes you wonder if maybe you're the one with problems.”

Ames said, “She’s [Stacey] just a hyper paranoid conspiracy theorist. I worked closely with Jeff to bring the character off the page. If the series gets picked up there will be a lot of interesting challenges with the role to play a likable crazy person.”

Also starring are Whitmer Thomas, Johnny Pemberton, Demorge Brown, Joe Urla, Erik Charles Nielsen, Kate Berlant, Eugene Mirman and Jay Oakerson.

Establishing herself as one of the top comedic actresses working today, Ames has sustained national and international success, appearing on more than 25 different TV series and in more than 15 films. She won a Canadian Comedy Award for “That Thing That Happened” and received a Best Guest Star nomination for Channel 101’s “Actress.” Ames’ other credits include the Canadian Comedy Award nominated “The Fish Bride,” Comedy Central’s “Tosh.O,” “Key and Peele,” FOX’s “New Girl,” the CW’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Vow” starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum and more.

Ames is slated to appear next at the Downtown Independent’s Sleepaway Camp! comedy show in Los Angeles March 18. Check out her “I Love Richard Pryor” sketch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVoK1DsIsMs and visit www.lindsayames.com for more information.

One of the foremost actresses and comedians working today, Lindsay Ames has appeared on more than 25 different TV series and in more than 15 films. She won a Canadian Comedy Award for “That Thing That Happened” and received a Best Guest Star nomination for Channel 101’s “Actress.” Ames’ other credits include the Canadian Comedy Award nominated “The Fish Bride,” Comedy Central’s “Tosh.O,” “Key and Peele,” FOX’s “New Girl,” the CW’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Vow” starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum and more.

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