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Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

“This Is Why Women Are So Dope”: Robin Thede, Natasha Lyonne and THR’s Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

It was not by design that every participant on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable was a woman. But, about one hour into an 80-minute Zoom over Memorial Day weekend, gender prompted a shared gripe: Female TV writers — even those as prolific as I Love That for You‘s Jessi Klein, Russian Doll‘s Natasha […]

“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 […]

“People Are Going to Be Desperate to Laugh”: Kenya Barris, Greg Daniels, Amy Sherman-Palladino and the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Top TV bosses, including Rob McElhenney, Tony McNamara and Liz Feldman, go deep on misogyny, sex scenes and navigating the moment: "I don’t want to f*** it up.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Bill Hader, David Mandel, Jerrod Carmichael and More

The Comedy Showrunner Roundtable brings together Bill Hader, David Mandel, Ali Rushfield, Tanya Saracho, Alan Yang and Jerrod Carmichael. THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

“Everyone Sounds Like a Virgin” on Sitcoms: ‘Barry,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Shrill’ and The Hollywood Reporter Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

Bill Hader, David Mandel, Ali Rushfield, Tanya Saracho, Alan Yang and Jerrod Carmichael let loose on secrets of the writers room and the horrors of marketing posters during The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunner Roundtable.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Uncensored Comedy Showunner Roundtable

The Comedy Showrunner Roundtable features Alec Berg, Pamela Adlon, Whitney Cummings, Michael Schur, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Justin Simien who sit down to discuss comedy the new era of outrage. "Comedy is heading into a very dangerous place."

Mike Schur Talks Abstract Approach to Creating ‘The Good Place,’ Predicting Trump’s Inaugural Song

'The Good Place' creator Mike Shur dissects the absrtact approach to creating his NBC series, and how the series accidentally predicts real occurrences during The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunner Roundtable.

‘Dear White People’ Creator Justin Simien Addresses Climate’s “Black and White” Thinking

'Dear White People' creator Justin Simien dissects the climate's "black and white" thinking, tackling race in his series and the importance of the #MeToo movement.

Alec Berg Talks ‘Barry,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ HBO and #MeToo

Showrunner and writer Alec Berg discusses working on HBO's 'Barry,' 'Silicon Valley' and how the series have addressed the #MeToo movement during the The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunners Roundtable.

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Creator Says “Comedy’s Heading Into a Very Dangerous Place”

Amy Sherman-Palladino discussed her hit Amazon series, 'Roseanne,' Kathy Griffin and the state of comedy: "I'm very worried."

Whitney Cummings on Early Stages of ‘Roseanne’ Reboot: “I Was the Progressive Libtard in the Room”

"'Roseanne was' your first show; it's probably my last," Whitney Cummings joked to Amy Sherman-Palladino ('The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel') during The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunner Roundtable. Cummings announced her departure from the show 11 after the roundtable was filmed and before ABC announced the cancellation of the series following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.