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Legend Of Korra Star Boards Apocalypse Comedy
Janet Varney joins the cast of "Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse"
Written by and starring Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, the project is an apocalyptic comedy in the spirit of the old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby “Road” movies about two struggling comedians who discover that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood.
“Gabriel Diani has been my friend and collaborator for 14 years,” Varney said, “He and Etta Devine are two of my favorite people and two of my favorite creative minds. Making The Selling was an amazing experience, so when they invited me to be a part of Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse, I said yes before I'd even read the script.”
Varney will play a well-stocked, suburban prepper named Shana. She’ll be appearing along with the previously announced Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Harry Groener (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dear John), Kitty Swink (Star Trek, Nikki and Nora), Dawn Didawick (Hart of Dixie, Erin Brockovich), and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City).
Varney is currently the voice of the titular character in Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra and has appeared in such TV shows as Psych, How I Met Your Mother, and as Carly on E!’s Burning Love. Varney and Diani were in the sketch comedy group Totally False People together back in the early 2000’s and she appeared in Diani and Devine's award winning first feature film, The Selling.
“Janet’s such an amazing talent and one of our favorite people,” Diani said, “There’s a wonderful shorthand when you work with someone you’ve known for a long time. You don’t have to worry about building trust; you can just get the job done.”
The production will be launching a Kickstarter campaign featuring over thirty campaign videos on October 22 at 8am. Varney will appear in one of the videos dressed as the Korra character.
Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine are award-winning actors, writers, and comedians who are often compared with classic comedy teams like Nichols and May and Burns and Allen. They have performed at comedy festivals all over the country, raised over $30,000 on Kickstarter to replace the “N-word” with “Robot” in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” (http://www.kickstarter.com/