Participants

KEVIN HART

If there’s one thing Kevin Hart can do, it’s sell shoes. If there’s one thing Kevin Hart can do better than sell shoes, it’s explode into one of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.

TREVOR NOAH

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series).

ANDY KINDLER

Andy Kindler currently recurs on Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers and Comedy Central’s Tosh.O. He is also the host of Season 4 and 5 of Hulu’s standup series, Coming to the Stage.

JAY BARUCHEL

Jay Baruchel continues to cement his leading man status with many exciting projects. He most recently starred in the critically acclaimed FXX comedy series MAN SEEKING WOMAN, co-wrote the film GOON, reprised his role in GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, which he also co-wrote and in which he made his directorial debut.

JEREMY GARELICK

Jeremy has been writing for movies and television since 2002, on projects such as The Break-Up, The Hangover, Baywatch, a new Police Academy movie, and an upcoming musical starring Josh Gad. Jeremy directed his first feature, The Wedding Ringer, with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, released in January 2015.

DANNY MCBRIDE

Danny McBride’s latest is the comedy series for HBO, Vice Principals, which was proclaimed as “The Summer’s best new comedy” and received the Audience Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.

JODY HILL

In 2016, Hill and McBridge, the comedic duo, co-created and produced HBO’s Vice Principals, premiered on July 17.

WALTON GOGGINS

Goggins stars opposite Danny McBride in the HBO series “Vice Principals.” Created by McBride and Jody Hill, who also created “Eastbound & Down,” “Vice Principals” is a dark comedy about a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals.

KIMBERLY HÉBERT GREGORY

Kimberly Hébert Gregory stars as Dr. Belinda Brown in the HBO series, VICE PRINCIPALS with Danny McBride. Gregory most recently completed filming the ABC pilot, UNIT ZERO opposite Toni Collette and was last seen in Robert O’Hara’s “Barbecue” at the Geffen Playhouse.

GEORGIA KING

Georgia King has gained recognition for her rising film and television career, with credits that include ABC’s “Raised By Wolves”, HBO’s “Vice Principals”, NBC’s “The New Normal” and the Sony Pictures Classics film “Austenland”.

EDI PATTERSON

Edi plays Ms. Abbott on the hit HBO series, VICE PRINCIPALS, starring Danny McBride, and she recently shot a series regular role on the Fox comedy pilot, GHOSTED, opposite Adam Scott and Craig Robinson.

TODD MILLINER

Todd Milliner is an executive producer on the CNN Original Series The History of Comedy. In 2004, he formed Hazy Mills Productions with Sean Hayes.

MARK HERZOG

In addition to being the founder and CEO of Herzog & Company/HCO, Mark Herzog often directs, produces or executive produces many of HCO’s projects.

W. KAMAU BELL

Emmy-nominated comic and CNN host W. Kamau Bell delivers incisive, scathingly funny commentary on modern society that will change your view of race, politics and social issues in America.

KLIPH NESTEROFF

Kliph Nesteroff is a historian and best selling author of The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy.

BILL LUNDY

Bill Lundy is Production Executive: Comedy for Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company. Lundy develops and produces comedic material for Bell Media’s broadcast and specialty channels such as CTV, The Comedy Network, HBO Canada, and CraveTV.

KATE LAMBERT

Senior Vice President, Series Development and Animation, FX Networks Kate Lambert is Senior Vice President, Series Development and Animation, for FX Networks, overseeing the development of drama and comedy live-action, as well as animated and short-form, original scripted series for FX Networks. In this role, Lambert has formed relationships with some of the most sought-after […]

JOSH POOLE

As VP of Development, Josh Poole oversees creative development for Above Average, Broadway Video’s digital comedy studio and production company.

SPENCER GRIFFIN

Spencer Griffin is the Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor’s offshoot production company.

ZOE FRIEDMAN

Senior Vice President, Development, Blue Ribbon Content Zoe’s keen knowledge of the comedy world has its roots in her childhood, where she grew up at the world famous comedy club, The Improvisation. Zoe landed her first job at Late Show with David Letterman where her ability to identify and develop strong comedic voices evolved. During […]

RICHARD CROUSE

Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for the 24 hour news source CTV’s News Channel and CP24. In 2011 he hosted In Short, a series of eight hour long show showcasing BravoFact’s best short films.

SAMATA NARRA

Samata is currently the Senior Vice President of Comedy Programming and Development at FOX where she is responsible for developing, launching, and overseeing live action and animated half-hour comedy series for the network.

JONATHAN GABAY

Jonathan Gabay, Vice President, Comedy Development is responsible for the development, and production of all FOX live-action comedies. He is currently overseeing the critically acclaimed series The Mick.

SANDRA PAYNE

Sandra Payne is an award-winning Writer/Director/Producer and the Vice Chairman of the International Academy of Web Television, a division of The Caucus.

LAURA SCHWARTZ

Laura Schwartz worked in development and production for MTV’s digital platform MTV(other) for three years in New York before moving to the West Coast. In Los Angeles, Laura produced several digital projects before joining New Form as Manager of Development.

COLIN DAVIS

Colin Davis is the Senior Director of Original Programming for TBS. He creatively manages five primetime original series, a late night comedy block, multiple pitch to screen scripted development projects, and an adult prime animation pipeline.