MAKING HISTORY

March 3, 2017, 3:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building lobby, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office], USC Comedy, and 20th Century Fox Television, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of the first two episodes of the new FOX Original Comedy Series

Created and Written by Julius "Goldy" Sharpe
Executive Produced by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Julius "Goldy" Sharpe, Seth Cohen, and Jared Hess | Starring Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester, John Gemberling, and Neil Casey

Followed by a Q&A with Julius "Goldy" Sharpe, Seth Cohen,
Adam Pally, Yassir Lester,  John Gemberling, and Neil Casey

3:00 P.M. on Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

Premieres Sunday, March 5, at 8:30/7:30c.

 

About Making History


Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street), and created and written by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe (Family Guy, The Grinder), the new comedy Making History follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. It’s a rollicking historical adventure and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world.

DAN (Adam Pally, The Mindy Project, Happy Endings), a facilities manager at a small Massachusetts college, recently discovered time travel and has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman for whom he’s fallen. In the present, Dan is misunderstood by all, and anxious that life is passing him by. But by claiming song lyrics, lines from movies and stand-up bits as his own in the 18th century, he’s absolutely hilarious – he gets the girl and makes friends.

But Dan’s actions in the past are messing up the present. That woman he’s dating is not just any woman. She’s Paul Revere’s daughter, DEBORAH (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl), and Dan’s meddling causes her father to delay his famous ride, which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution.

To set matters right, Dan enlists the help of a brilliant, polished and popular history professor at the college, CHRIS (Yassir Lester, Girls, Key and Peele), who’s now given the incredible opportunity to actually live the history he teaches. Can Dan, Chris and Deborah save America as we know it? Can a woman from 1775 adapt to life in 2016? Can the three intrepid time travelers improve the past, help the helpless, fight for justice and find true love and friendship?

Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television. Combined running time of both episodes is approximately 60 minutes.

See more of Making History on the Official Site: http://fox.tv/MakingHistory
Like Making History on Facebook: http://fox.tv/MakingHistory_FB
Follow Making History on Twitter: http://fox.tv/MakingHistory_TW
Follow Making History on Instagram: http://fox.tv/MakingHistory_IG

 

About the Guests


JULIUS "GOLDY" SHARPE (Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer)

Bio coming soon.

SETH COHEN (Executive Producer)

Bio coming soon.

ADAM PALLY ("Dan")

Hailing from Livingston, NJ, Adam Pally has quickly found his place as both actor and comedian in Hollywood. Pally is widely known for starring as "Max Blum" in the network comedy series Happy Endings. He recently starred in and produced the film Joshy, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival last January and was released this past summer. He also appeared in the feature comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, which was released this past fall.

In 2013, Pally joined the cast of The Mindy Project as a series regular for two seasons. In 2015, he also starred in the independent films Night Owls and Slow Learners. Additional film credits include the indie comedy A.C.O.D., with Amy Poehler and Adam Scott; and the comedy The To Do List, starring opposite Rachel Bilson and Andy Samberg. He also had a cameo in the blockbuster film Iron Man 3.

In addition to his acting credits, Pally’s production company, Clone Wolf Productions, is developing numerous projects for broadcast, cable and new media. Pally has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade since 2003, and continues to both write and perform sketch comedy. A graduate of the New School in New York, Pally currently resides in Los Angeles.

YASSIR LESTER ("Chris")

Yassir Lester is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer from Marietta, GA. He has written for The Carmichael Show, Black Dynamite and Girls, the latter on which he also has appeared in a recurring role. He regularly does stand-up comedy shows in Los Angeles and around the country. Lester currently resides in Los Angeles.

JOHN GEMBERLING ("John Hancock")

John Gemberling recently appeared in a recurring role on the cable comedy series Broad City. He also was featured in the network comedy series Marry Me. He will be seen next as comedian John Belushi in director David Wain’s historical film on National Lampoon, A Futile and Stupid Gesture. Gemberling also recurred on the network comedy Super Fun Night and the cable comedy The Heart, She Holler. Other TV appearances include Angie Tribeca, Gorgeous Morons, Young and Hungry, Happy Endings, Kroll Show, Childrens Hospital, Delocated, Comedy Bang Bang, Key & Peele and the series finale of The Office.

Additional credits include Todd Solondz’s film, Palindromes, the cable film Worst. Prom. Ever. and Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, in which he acted alongside Ed Helms, Paul Scheer and Rob Corddry. Gemberling also co-created, wrote, produced and starred in cable’s Fat Guy Stuck in the Internet, and wrote for The Man Show and Human Giant. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

NEIL CASEY ("Sam Adams")

Neil Casey recently was featured in the summer comedy Ghostbusters, directed by Paul Feig. He previously starred in Feig’s Internet series, Other Space. Additional credits include Veep, Broad City, Playing House and The League. Casey currently resides in Los Angeles. 

About Outside the Box [Office]


Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

To SUBSCRIBE to our MAILING LIST for upcoming free screenings and events, e-mail the word "Subscribe" to: aago@cinema.usc.edu

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About USC Comedy


In 2010 USC became the first university in the nation to offer a program dedicated to training filmmakers in the art of comedy. USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts offers instruction in the writing, directing, production as well as the history and theory of comedy. Students work with a distinguished, award-winning faculty of comedy professionals to discover and develop their comedic voices, while getting unrivaled access to the field through workshops, internships, demonstrations and screenings and festivals.

USC Comedy boasts an award-winning faculty that includes Jack Epps Jr. (The Secret of My Success, Legal Eagles, Top Gun), Barnet Kellman (Murphy Brown, Mad About You, George Lopez), David Isaacs (Cheers, Frasier, M*A*S*H*), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), John Bowman (Saturday Night Live, In Living Color), Dave Goetch (The Big Bang Theory), Russ Woody (Drew Carrey), Mary Lou Belli (Girlfriends), and Tim Marx (Baby Daddy), to name just a few.

Our students benefit from the expertise and participation of SCA Comedy Alumni such as Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents), Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy), Peter Segal (Tommy Boy, Get Smart), Tim Story (Barber Shop, Ride Along), Gabe Sachs (Freaks and Geeks), Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air), and Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off The Boat), among many other luminaries and industry professionals.

For more information, visit: http://cinema.usc.edu/comedy

Check-In & Reservations


This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 2:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu