Danny McBride: Pitching For Laughs In 'Eastbound And Down' Comic actor Danny McBride stars in Eastbound and Down, a new HBO series about a washed-up baseball star who becomes a substitute gym teacher.
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Pitching For Laughs In 'Eastbound And Down'

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Pitching For Laughs In 'Eastbound And Down'

Pitching For Laughs In 'Eastbound And Down'

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Danny McBride plays a baseball star who destroyed his career with drugs, ego and politically incorrect comments in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Danny McBride plays a baseball star who destroyed his career with drugs, ego and politically incorrect comments in the HBO series Eastbound and Down.

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Danny McBride plays as a former baseball star who returns to his hometown as a substitute gym teacher in the new HBO series Eastbound and Down.

The series is executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, the team behind several other works of arrested male development, including the films Talladega Nights, Anchorman, and Step Brothers.

McBride played supporting roles in Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder, and created and starred in the self-financed film The Foot Fist Way.