Creators of Comedy (previously The Seeso Seeshow)

Creators of Comedy (previously The Seeso Seeshow)

By Andrew Steven
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Join Andrew Steven on Creators of Comedy (previously known as The Seeso Seeshow) for chats with actors, standups, and other funny people as they share their behind the scenes stories, creative inspirations, and what makes for a great joke. Presented in a style that can best be described as NPR-ish, Creators of Comedy goes deep into all things comedy.
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Join Andrew Steven on Creators of Comedy (previously known as The Seeso Seeshow) for chats with actors, standups, and other funny people as they share their behind the scenes stories, creative inspirations, and what makes for a great joke. Presented in a style that can best be described as NPR-ish, Creators of Comedy goes deep into all things comedy.
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Behind The Scenes of HarmonQuest with Dan Harmon
Go behind the scenes of HarmonQuest Season 2 with Dan Harmon, Spencer Crittenden, Erin McGathy, and Jeff Davis. Season 2 of HarmonQuest premieres July 27 on Seeso.
17:38
July 30, 2018
Pizza Mind with Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata’s first stand-up special debuts March 30th. Hear how it came to be.
17:04
July 30, 2018
The Secret Of ASSSSCAT with Horatio Sanz
From SXSW, Horatio Sanz shares the secret of ASSSSCAT, the Upright Citizens Brigades longest running improv show.
04:57
July 30, 2018
45 Jokes About My Dead Dad with Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin (Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) live tweeted her father's final days in hospice in 2015 and crafted it into a ground-breaking comedy special. Thousands joined in celebrating Laurie's dark humor including friends Conan O'Brien, Patton Oswalt and Andy Kindler.
20:48
July 30, 2018
Modern Vaudeville with Ian Ambramson
Last year, Ian Abramson launched a absurdly great new stand up show and web series, 7 Minutes in Purgatory, but that’s only a small taste of what makes Ian Abramson great.
26:34
July 30, 2018
My Brother, My Brother and Me with The McElroy Brothers
In this episode, Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy join Andrew Steven to talk about how they turned their podcast, "My Brother, My Brother and Me" into a TV show. Plus they give all sorts of great advice that you should definitely follow no matter what.
30:06
July 30, 2018
Nut Based Candy with Ryan Gaul and Drew Tarver
Ryan Gaul and Drew Tarver join Andrew to talk about candy, their comedy upbringing, and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.
33:46
July 30, 2018
Through Lines with Ian Harvie
Ian Harvie is more than a comedian, an actor, or a writer... he’s someone who attempts to find value and meaning in everything. And it’s this characteristic that’s a driving force in all that he does.
38:45
July 30, 2018
The Road To Good Guy with Nick Thune
From support groups to road trips, Nick Thune fills us in on everything that went in to making his new stand up special, "Good Guy."
17:04
July 30, 2018
Behind The Scenes of Andy Richter's Home For The Holidays
Andy Richter and the cast of "Andy Richter's Home For The Holidays" share their holiday traditions and go behind the scenes while making their holiday special.
29:20
July 30, 2018
Make Your Own Kind Of Music with Jessica McKenna
Jessica McKenna and Andrew have something in common, they both grew up in Richard Nixon’s hometown of Yorba Linda, CA. This is where their stories diverge. Jessica went on to form the musical sketch duo, The Zach and The Jess with Zach Reino, starred on FOX’s “Party Over Here” alongside Nicole Byer and Alison Rich, and performs regularly on Eliza Skinner’s comedy rap battle show, “Turnt Up!” ... meanwhile, Andrew hosts a podcast.
29:37
July 30, 2018
Finding Your Comedy with Brooks Wheelan
Comedian Brooks Wheelan chronicles his journey from biomedical engineering to stand up to Saturday Night Live...
33:15
July 30, 2018
Comedy Roundtable with Beth Appel, Jamie Flam, and Troy Conrad
What goes in to being a live comedy gatekeeper? Hear from Beth Appel (UCB LA), Jamie Flam (Hollywood Improv), and Troy Conrad (Set List), together in one room talking about what goes in to booking a venue, producing a show, and more.
42:05
July 30, 2018
Behind The Scenes of Bajillion Dollar Propertie$
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to learn how Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ came to be.
17:32
July 30, 2018
Parks and Recreation
What influenced Michael Schur and Greg Daniels to create Parks and Recreation?  Be sure to check out:  How To Do Everything: Episode 27: Big Flags, TV Shows, and Screws Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Live in L.A. with Dan Harmon and Rob Corddry  The West Wing Weekly   I’m Too Effing High 
21:48
July 30, 2018
The Greatest Two Words You Can Hear with Utkarsh Ambudkar
Freestyle Love Supreme and The Mindy Project's Utkarsh Ambudkar gets introspective with Andrew about each of their journeys, upbringings, and more.
56:35
July 30, 2018
How To Write A Sketch
Drew Defonzo Marks and James Mastraieni share some of their tips for crafting a sketch.
24:34
July 30, 2018
Chicago with Tim Baltz
Tim Baltz (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Veep) shares his thoughts on Chicago, hard work, and comedy.
30:17
July 30, 2018
The Pistol Shrimps with Aubrey Plaza
The Pistol Shrimps (whose members include Aubrey Plaza, Molly Hawkey, Angela Trimmer, and more) are a group of actresses, musicians, writers, comedians, and moms who compete in the Los Angeles women's recreational basketball league. In 2015 a documentary film crew followed their season.
10:23
July 30, 2018
Live From The Hollywood Improv
Recorded Live at The Hollywood Improv, we gathered some of our favorite comedians, improvisers, and performers... this is what happened. Featuring: John Roy, Liquid Feet, Outside Dog, Sam Jay, Sean Conroy, and Zach Sherwin, hosted by Andrew Steven.
1:19:07
July 30, 2018
Yes Please with Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler shares her secret to making award shows more fun. To get a copy of "Yes Please," visit: http://a.co/2nEgBm1
09:53
July 30, 2018
Saturday Night Live Stories, Vol. 02
We’re back with more Saturday Night Live stories. Wayne Federman, Todd Glass, Kulap Vilaysack, Evan Shapiro, Matt Besser, and you share stories of espionage, tampons, Andy Kaufman, and more.
27:00
July 30, 2018
The Creative Insight of Outsiders
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that a big corporation like NBC has people working for it that aren’t on TV. But like any job, sometimes they have those aspirations. Meet Jeff Ayers, a Twitter friend who, along side of working at NBC, also produces, directs, and acts in a lot of comedy productions on the side. Because of this, I was curious to hear from him how the ‘business’ and ‘creative’ sides of making television help inform each other.
17:55
July 30, 2018
Who I Am with Kulap Vilaysack
Kulap Vilaysack (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Who Charted?, Children’s Hospital) sits down with Andrew to talk about how she got started in comedy and how she created Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.
25:08
July 27, 2018
Improv(e) Comedy with Matt Besser and John Roy
From stand-up to sketch to improv, Matt Besser (one of the founding members of arguably one of the most influential institutions in comedy) is quick to point out that he wouldn’t be who he is and the UCB wouldn’t be what it is without his teacher and mentor, Del Close. Plus hear why stand-ups “should embrace, not revile, improv.”
27:43
July 26, 2018
When Muppets Come Out Of The Closet
Discover the secret world hidden inside Max Weinberg’s old dressing room, plus learn a little history about 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
10:42
July 26, 2018
Looking For Bill Murray
Mike Bonifer shares his story of attempting to find and make a movie with Bill Murray.
23:53
July 26, 2018
Piloting An RV with Matt Dwyer and Keith Powell
"Comedian and writer Matt Dwyer shares his memories of working with Amy Poehler and improv legend Del Close on the pilot episode of Second City’s RVTV. Plus, learn why it’s called a ‘pilot’ in the first place. Check out Keith Powell’s web series, “Keith Broke His Leg” at http://www.getbroken.com
10:39
July 26, 2018
Creating with Evan Shapiro
This week Andrew Steven talks with Seeso creator Evan Shapiro about creating art and battling resistance. Plus we hear his story of how an aspiring comedy writer became a VP of Digital Enterprises for NBCUniversal.
18:44
July 26, 2018
The Legendary Roots Crew
There are a lot of talented musicians out there, but few end up on TV every night. So how did The Roots end up as the house band for The Tonight Show? Hint: it involves more acrobatics than you might think.
08:35
July 26, 2018
The Office Theme Song with Rainn Wilson
What goes in to choosing a theme song? This week, Rainn Wilson, from his new book, “The Bassoon King,” shares how The Office theme came to be.  You can get a copy of “The Bassoon King” here: http://amzn.to/1X6EtmM
04:56
July 26, 2018
How To Write A Story with Dan Harmon
This week Dan Harmon (Community, Rick & Morty, and HarmonQuest) takes us on a journey to "meet the Goddess" by sharing his philosophy of writing, storytelling, and honesty. Using these principles, we map out the first episode of Parks and Recreation using Harmon’s story circle, and hopefully we return to where we started, having changed...
22:35
July 26, 2018
Saturday Night Live Stories, Vol. 01
For the better part of 40 years, Saturday Night Live have been a staple of comedy on television. Starting next year, Seeso will stream it all online, everything from “Schweddy Balls” to “Dick in a Box,” “Land Shark” to “Blue Oyster Cult,” and more. On this episode, we look back through some of our favorite SNL memories, like prank calling Steve Martin, learning how to pronounce Cheri Oteri’s name, and searching for the best bar in town.
12:24
July 26, 2018
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