The country’s recession doesn’t give anyone much to laugh about these days, but actresses Carol Christine Hilaria (CCH) Pounder and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd hope their new shows will do the job. Known for her serious portrayals, Pounder’s ready tickle a few funnybones as the mother of retired NFL pro Michael Strahan and funnyman Daryl “Chill” Mitchell on “Brothers,” a new Fox comedy. Shepherd, a comedian and actress who’s no stranger to delivering knee-slapping punchlines, will play a law firm employee who deals with infidelity in her marriage on the new star in a Lifetime dramedy. Shepherd also has a small role in the upcoming film “Precious” —PS