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I Wake Up Screening: A Veteran TV Comedy Writer Discovers A New Life as a Filmmaker

David S. Simon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
David S. Simon

After a brief 25-year weekend in LA, where I either staffed, ran or co-created shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I finally escaped Hollywood, back to native New York with one clear purpose: to rediscover my soul which I had long ago sold to Satan.

Pitch Notes

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.10.2013 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I have this idea I love. It's totally getable but it's also sort of... out there. That's why I thought of you guys first. I shouldn't say this, but this is something I could only do here on HBO (Showtime/FX/Starz/AMC/Netflix/Disney XD).

Negotiating the Rules of a New Medium with Comedy Bang! Bang!

Mark Lashley | Posted 09.19.2012 | TV
Mark Lashley

As most sketch, variety, and talk shows have become rigid and stale over time, CBB offers a fresh format, and even a brief peek at the show reveals how much fun the performers have with it.

The 10 Commandments of Intern Abuse

Kurt Braunohler | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy
Kurt Braunohler

I'm a firm believer in the motivational, educational and dollar-saving power of intern abuse. In my new IFC comedy game show BUNK, we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer -- giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade.