At Variety‘s annual “Night in the Writers Room” event held Tuesday Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, scribes from an eclectic mix of cable and broadcast series gathered to talk about their craft and the craziness behind it during panel seshes moderated by TV editor-in-chief Cynthia Littleton.
During the comedy panel, chemistry among the writers — many of whom had worked together in the past — was palpable…and laughable.
“Don’t address me directly,” “Parks and Recreation” creator/exec producer Michael Schur jokingly snapped at his former “Office” mate, Mindy Kaling. “I can address you, and you can address your responses to Cynthia Littleton.”
Kaling, now the auteur behind Fox’s “The Mindy Project,” recalled that if she “would show up a minute late” to the 10 a.m. writer’s room call, Schur would lay into her.
“Usually in my defense it wasn’t one minute later,” Schur joked. “You would stroll in at like 11:30 and then leave in 20 minutes and be like, ‘I have to get a manicure…’”
Also on hand for the event were “Portlandia” creator/star Fred Armisen, Michael Patrick King of “2 Broke Girls,” and “Parks and Recreation” writer/producer Daniel Goor.