A Night in the Writer's Room
A Night in the Writer's Room

Comedy Showrunners on the Impact of the WGA Staffing Boost

Variety‘s Michael Schneider sat down with writer’s from “Forever,” “The Other Two,” “Vida,” “Atypical,” “Insecure,” “Broad City,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Dead to Me” and “Pen15” for Variety‘s “Night in the Writers’ Room” comedy panel. The panelists began by discussing the trend of blurred lines between comedy on drama in television. “Pen15” writer Maya Erskine shared stories of casting her mom in the show, Abbi Jacobson talked about keeping “Broad City” alive after the show’s ending and Prentice Penny of “Insecure” and Tanya Saracho of “Vida” discussed showing a side of Los Angeles often neglected in other shows.

 

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