USC Comedy Festival, Vol. 4 Presents: SPOTLIGHT ON CBS ALL ACCESS' NO ACTIVITY

November 2, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts, USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, and CBS All Access, invite you and a guest to attend

Spotlight on CBS All Access' No Activity



A screening of Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2 (50 min. total)

Followed by a Q&A with

Co-Creator, Writer, Director, Trent O'Donnell
Co-Executive Producer Nina Pedrad
Cast Member Max Greenfield
Joe Farrell, Funny Or Die SVP of Long Form Content




7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 2nd, 2018

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108

900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
 

Presented during the USC Comedy Festival, Vol. 4, taking place from November 2nd - 4th, 2018.

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The USC Comedy Festival, Vol. 4 is dedicated to the memory of Paul Junger Witt, visionary film and television producer, and guiding force behind USC Comedy.
 

About No Activity


No Activity, a comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny Or Die, marks CBS All Access’ first original comedy. In what should be a high stakes sting operation, No Activity celebrates the mundane. This season, we’re back in Car 27 with Detectives Cullen and Tolbeck, two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together, as they stake out the seedy underbelly of a cockfighting ring. Meanwhile, the SDPD is rocked by a massive corruption scandal, and the culprit might be close to home.

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About the Episodes


Episode 201: “Big Boy Has the Flu” (Airdate 11/22/18) Season premiere.
Car 27 stakes out a cockfighting ring. Cullen (Patrick Brammall) and Tolbeck (Tim Meadows) are rattled when a hero of the San Diego Police Department falls from grace. Both Marco (Jason Mantzoukas) and his new partner-in-crime, Frankie, have a secret. Fatima (Sunita Mani) falls victim to extortion. Jake Johnson and Cristin Milioti guest star.

Episode 202: “The Actress” (Airdate 11/22/18)
Marco puts the entire cockfighting ring in jeopardy and must find a solution before it’s too late. Fatima is forced to undergo sensitivity training. A dream scenario for Cullen and Tolbeck turns nightmarish. Jessica Alba and Harriet Dyer guest star.

About the Guests


TRENT O'DONNELL, Co-Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer

Trent O’Donnell is the co-creator, writer and director of No Activity, A Moody Christmas, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting and Review with Myles Barlow, which was remade for US television as Review with Forrest McNeil on Comedy Central. His directing credits include New Girl, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Letdown.  He’s won some Australian TV awards that are mostly meaningless here.

NINA PEDRAD, Co-Executive Producer

Nina Pedrad is a television writer and producer. She has written for 30 Rock, New Girl, the new Will & Grace, and No Activity. In 2016 she shot a pilot for FX with co-creator Cristin Milioti. She has been nominated for two Writers Guild awards for her work on 30 Rock. She is currently co-showrunning the CBS All Access show No Activity. She has been talking about getting a dog for over a year but can’t pull the trigger.

MAX GREENFIELD, Cast Member

Born and raised in New York, Max Greenfield is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Schmidt on New Girl, opposite Zooey Deschanel. He also earned critical acclaim for his recent recurring roles on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and American Horror Story: Hotel, both executive produced by Ryan Murphy.

In 2006 Greenfield was cast in a leading role in the series Modern Men. His other television credits include Veronica Mars, Ugly Betty, Greek, Raising the Bar, Castle, Lie to Me, No Ordinary Family, Hot in Cleveland and Happy Endings.

Earlier this year, Greenfield completed production on the movie What Men Want, opposite Taraji P. Henson and directed by Adam Shankman. Previous film credits include The Glass Castle with Brie Larson, the Academy Award-nominated The Big Short, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Veronica Mars, About Alex, Hello, My Name Is Doris, alongside Sally Field and When Do We Eat, in which he played a young dotcom tycoon who loses everything and becomes a Hasidic Jew.

In addition to acting, Greenfield has a passion for producing, which led him to create and star in the series The Gentlemen’s League about his real-life fantasy football league with friend and actor Jerry Ferrara. Currently, Greenfield resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is Sept. 4.

Follow him on Twitter @iamgreenfield and Instagram @iammaxgreenfield

JOE FARRELL, Senior Vice President of Long Form Content, Funny Or Die

Joe Farrell is Senior Vice President of Funny Or Die's rapidly expanding Long Form Content division. He is an Executive Producer of the CBS All Access comedy series, No Activity, the Peabody award winning series American Vandal, IFC's Brockmire and Hulu's Emmy nominated I Love You America. He is a two-time Emmy winner (Interactive Social TV Experience - 2016, 2015) from his work on @midnight.

His other credits include Executive Producer on TVLand's Throwing Shade, HBO's Ferrell Takes the Field, NBC's 2016 live Red Nose Day Special and TBS's America's Next Weatherman. He was a co-executive producer for Discovery's sports-docu series American Muscle, and with Funny Or Die, has developed for Comedy Central, Netflix, IFC, Amazon, truTV, Pivot, Fuse, Fusion, Logo, AdultSwim and E!.

Prior to Funny Or Die, Joe was a stage actor, appearing in productions across the country, and was the host of TLC's Trading Spaces: Family.

 

About the USC Comedy Festival, Vol. 4


The 4th edition of the USC Comedy Festival comes at a time when comedy has emerged as a leader in discourses and causes for social justice and human rights, serving a galvanizing role for change in our fractured and polarized society. Affiliated with the USC Comedy track at the School of Cinematic Arts and the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Foundation, the festival will honor comedy legends, introduce notable emerging artists, address important issues and new developments in comedy form and content, and celebrate the work of our newest generation of USC Comedy students.

The USC Comedy Festival, Vol. 4 is dedicated to the memory of Paul Junger Witt, visionary film and television producer, and guiding force behind USC Comedy.

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About USC Comedy at the School of Cinematic Arts


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 Goetsch (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

About USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC's strategic plan; to communicate USC's core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC's core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one's community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.

Visit the Official Visions and Voices Website: www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices
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Check-In & Reservations


This event 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 open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA events 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 the USC McClintock Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend buying a parking pass from the Gate Entrance, then turning left onto 34th Street and driving down to the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street.

Contact Information

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