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‘PEN15’ Co-Creator Maya Erskine on Producing Animated “Jacuzzi” Episode During Pandemic, Pregnancy

Hulu “traumedy” PEN15 is already in the business of stretching the imagination, thanks in part to its grown creators and stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who perfectly encapsulate two awkward, angsty middle-schoolers during 2000. That’s part of what makes the show — which is celebrated by critics for its hilarious depiction of the cringey horrors […]

“We’re Dealing With Even Darker Subjects Than You’ve Seen Before”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘PEN15’s’ Anna Konkle

Few people look back on their early teens without grimacing at the memories. But that doesn’t stop the creators and stars of Hulu comedy PEN15 from staring those memories down in all of their awkwardly painful glory. Creators Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine star in the Hulu series (currently on hiatus in the middle of […]

“Fear and Desperation Drive a Lot of Comedy”: Bill Lawrence, Chuck Lorre, Darren Star and the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Showrunning isn’t for the faint of heart. And yet, for three of the six gathered for The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable — PEN15‘s Anna Konkle, Chad‘s Nasim Pedrad and The Upshaws‘ Wanda Sykes — it’s only half the job. “I think I’ve tried to hire all three of you individually to [star […]