The Comedy Pitch

Today Ken Levine, the Emmy-award winning writer/producer and all-around nice guy, gives you the inside scoop on what happens when you go in to pitch a sitcom pilot. Of course, he shares some great anecdotes, too.

Our PA on CHEERS who used to get us lunch became the VP of comedy at a
major network. We had to pitch our PA. (No sale. But we were offered
drinks.)

The comedy VP (who later became the president of that
network) once asked us β€œWhat is the opening episode of the seventh
season?” Huh??? How the fuck do you answer that? We said β€œthe clip
show, featuring all the highlights of the many Emmy winning episodes.”
(No sale)

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