Paley Center NY, DocuDay New York 2013, Julianna Margulies, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey
Dream of . . . An Evening with Fred Armisen
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Moderator: Jonathan Krisel
Cocreator, costar, and cowriter of IFC's critically acclaimed Portlandia and longtime cast member of Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen is known for his many endearing characters and spot-on impressions, from politicians and rock stars to angry feminist bookstore owners and dumpster divers-a talent that comedy icon Bob Odenkirk acknowledged by referencing Armisen as "the most like Peter Sellers of anyone I've known" ("except he's a nice guy"). Join us for a one-on-one conversation between Armisen and Portlandiacocreator/cowriter/director Jonathan Krisel, which is sure to provide some hilarious insights into one of sketch comedy's brightest stars.
Hey Dummies: An Evening with the 30 Rock Writers
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6:30 pm ET
Moderator: Emily Nussbaum, Television Critic, The New Yorker
The Paley Center for Media welcomes the writing staff of 30 Rock-including head writers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock-to discuss the mechanics of crafting the bracingly satirical, breakneck comedy of the beloved series, now in its valedictory season. Possible topics include the challenges of balancing antic, absurdist material with the affecting emotional underpinnings of the characters' relationships, the truth about the immortal page Kenneth, and whether NBC plans to actually produce MILF Island or allow it to remain a beautiful, impossible dream.