Jim Carrey has been making waves lately with some recent interviews and statements that have some claiming that he’s losing his grip on sanity, but if he is crazy, it at least seems like he’s not too crazy to work. The Man on the Moon star will be reteaming with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry for “Kidding”, a new series on Showtime. Based on the synopsis of the new show (below), it almost sounds like Carrey’s recent interviews have either been an audition or character prep for his role:

In KIDDING, Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.