Constant Comedy With Art Bell & Vinnie Favale [Season 1]

Constant Comedy With Art Bell & Vinnie Favale [Season 1]

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the network’s launch, former Comedy Central executives Art Bell and Vinnie Favale are pulling the curtain back on the channel’s tumultuous early days in their new show, “The Constant Comedy Podcast.” Drawing from their rich history in comedy, Bell and Favale will talk about comedy with the people who write and perform it. Art Bell is the author of the recently published memoir, Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor (Ulysses Press, 2020). He is a former media executive known for creating, building, and managing successful cable television channels. While working at HBO, Art pitched the idea of a 24-hour comedy network which he helped develop and launch. He went on to hold senior executive positions in both programming and marketing at Comedy Central. After leaving Comedy Central, Art became president of Court TV, where he was a guiding force behind one of the most successful brand evolutions in cable television. Vinnie Favale is a producer, writer, and director. He has worked in the entertainment industry since 1979 at NBC, MTV, A&E, HBO, Comedy Central, and CBS. As the head of CBS Late Night, he was the executive in charge of the “Late Show With David Letterman” and the “Howard Stern” syndicated show. In 2019, he launched Favale Media. His “Hereafter Musical” has had successful productions off-Broadway and in Buenos Aires. The movie version starring Danny Aiello is in post-production and will be released December 2021. He's currently writing a new musical, “Happy New Year,” with his writing partner Frankie Keane. Learn more about him at vinniefavale.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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May 5, 2021 54 min

Wayne Federman is a true renaissance man. He's a comedian, actor, producer and now the author of a terrific new book; "The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle".

Wayne has performed stand up on just about every network and syndicated comedy show in the seventies and eighties including Comedy Central’s A-List and Two Drink Minimum.

He made his Tonight Show debut in 1994 and in 2009 helped launch Late Ni...

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Wayne Federman is a true renaissance man. He's a comedian, actor, producer and now the author of a terrific new book; "The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle".

Wayne has performed stand up on just about every network and syndicated comedy show in the seventies and eighties including Comedy Central’s A-List and Two Drink Minimum.

He made his Tonight Show debut in 1994 and in 2009 helped launch Late Ni...

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Kevin Murphy was a writer and performer on the legendary comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 which was the Comedy Channel's break out hit when we launched the network in 1989.

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In addition to writing for the show he was the voice of Tom Servo for most of the show's ten seasons on both Comedy Central and the Sci Fi Channel as well as the aptly titled feature film Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.

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Art Bell and Vinnie Favale discuss the early days of the Comedy Channel with fellow Comedy Channel executive Gail Berman.

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Gail Berman is recognized as one of the most prolific content creators in the entertainment business, having launched award-winning properties for television, film, digital and the Broadway stage.

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Berman is the Chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, a production studio creating scripted and unscripted televis...

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Art Bell and Vinnie Favale discuss the early days of the Comedy Central and part one of our interveiw with fellow Comedy Central executive Mitch Semel.

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Mitch Semel has worked with TV legends and amongst us networks executives, he is a true legend himself. He started his TV career working for Brandon Tartikoff during NBC’s “MUST SEE TV” era, overseeing classic sitcoms like CHEERS, GOLDEN GIRLS, BOB HOPE SPECIALS and REAL PEOPLE wh...

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Art Bell and Vinnie Favale discuss the early days of the Comedy Central and part two of our interveiw with fellow Comedy Central executive Mitch Semel.

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Mitch Semel has worked with TV legends and amongst us networks executives, he is a true legend himself. He started his TV career working for Brandon Tartikoff during NBC’s “MUST SEE TV” era, overseeing classic sitcoms like CHEERS, GOLDEN GIRLS, BOB HOPE SPECIALS and REAL PEOPLE wh...

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Art Bell and Vinnie Favale discuss their roles in the origins of Comedy Central, Art's new book "Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central And Lost My Sense Of Humor and interview Laure Zaks, President of Television at Mandeville Films.

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Laurie Zaks currently serves as President of Mandeville Television. In 2013, Zaks joined Mandeville Films to spearhead their television division. In her position, she oversees developm...

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Art Bell and Vinnie Favale discuss the early days of the Comedy Channel and interveiw writer/producer Scott Carter about develooping and launching "Night After Night with Alan Havey" and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" for the Comedy Channel and Comedy Central.

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Scott Carter has been Executive Producer/Writer for “Real Time with Bill Maher” since it debuted on HBO in 2003. He produced the first 1,100 episod...

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