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I Wake Up Screening: A Veteran TV Comedy Writer Discovers A New Life as a Filmmaker
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.
Writer, 'Real Time with Bill Maher'
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!
Assistant Professor of Communication, La Salle University
As most sketch, variety, and talk shows have become rigid and stale over time,
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
Comedian, host of Bunk on IFC
I'm a firm believer in the motivational, educational and dollar-saving power of intern abuse. In my new IFC comedy game show
, 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.
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