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Friday, October 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Contemporary Comedy

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Comedy is capricious; what’s funny and relevant changes from month to month, year to year, and writing to keep up with it can be quite the challenge. Writing something as raunchy as Role Models or as quotable as Dodgeball or with an ever-growing cult following like Wet Hot American Summer requires having a finger on the pulse of contemporary comedy. If a joke is about to be stale, it’s already too late to tell it. Come and find out how the contemporary comedic voice is changing and how you can stay ahead of the game. These panelists already made your sides ache with laughter; now get ready for them to make your brains ache… with knowledge.

Moderators
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Pat Hazell

Moderator; writer Seinfeld, Tonight Show
Showtime declared Pat Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 25 years of experience as a writer, director and producer have made him a go-to guy for new American theater. Pat Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to... Read More →

Panelists
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Timothy Dowling

writer Role Models, Just Go With It, This Means War, Pixels, George Lucas in Love
Timothy Dowling was born and raised in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts and is a graduate of the School of Theatre at the University of Southern California. As an actor he was in the films: The Beautician and the Beast, Dr. Benny, and Terminator 3. As a screenwriter he is one of the top comedy writers in the business. In 2009 he was named one of Variety's Ten Writers to Watch and last year listed in Fade In's Top 100 People In Hollywood. He... Read More →
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David Wain

co-creator/writer/director Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Stella, Wanderlust, Childrens Hospital
David Wain is the co-creator, executive producer, director and co-writer of the new Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He also plays the swarthy Israeli counselor Yaron.  He directed and co-wrote five feature films: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Role Models, Wanderlust and most recently They Came Together starring Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler. On television, he serves as executive producer... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

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