SITCOM CONTEST RADIO INTERVIEW
2015 NATIONAL SITCOM CONTEST WRITING COMPETITION JUDGES
Elaine Ko Co-Executive Producer
Jonathan Collier Executive Producer
“Bones”, previously Co-EP “The Simpsons”, “Monk”, and “King of The Hill”
Louie Anderson Executive Producer
“Life with Louie “ Emmy Award
Jeff Cesario Co-Executive Producer
“Brand X with Russell Brand, Producer “The Larry Sanders Show”
K.P. Anderson Executive Producer
“The Soup”, Writer “Politically Incorrect”
Leo Benvenuti Writer
“ The Santa Clause”, “Space Jam”, “Kicking and Screaming”
Marc Summers Executive Producer
“Dinner Impossible”, “Double Dare”
Cindy Williams Star
“American Grafitti”, “Laverne and Shirley”
“Modern Family”, “ Community”, “Hot in Cleveland”
Joel Madison Executive Story Editor
“Roseanne”, Producer “That 70’s Show”
Dan Soiseth Executive Producer
Joseph Staretski Exec Producer
Norman Steinberg Executive Producer
“Cosby”, Writer “Blazing Saddles”
Scott Hansen Comedian/Writer/Producer
Owner Comedy Gallery Night Clubs
Bo Kaprall Writer/Producer
“SNL”, “Laverne and Shirley“ “Welcome Back, Kotter”
SITCOM CONTEST FOUNDERS:
Bo Kaprall has been a television show creator, director, writer, producer, executive producer and actor for thirty years. Starting in Chicago as a writer/ producer in the advertising business and as an actor at Chicago’s Second City. He is currently writing for Saturday Night Live (from Minneapolis) and developing Reality Shows for everyone from A&E to Discovery. Bo has a new series,” Outlaw Country” debuting on WGN America on February 24th, 2015.
In the late seventies Bo moved to Los Angeles where he started the Comedy Store Players and joined Kentucky Fried Theatre (Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane, Police Squad). He then went on to write and produce several network series including “Laverne & Shirley”, Aaron Spelling’s “Friends”, Norman Lear’s “Year At the Top” and over thirty network pilots. In addition, he has written for variety shows & situation comedies; from The Carol Burnett Show to Welcome Back Kotter.
Over the years Bo has created and executive produced shows for ABC, NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Discovery, TLC, and HGTV.
Scott Hansen has written comedy material that has been performed on the “Tonight Show“ or “David Letterman” by Jay Leno, Louie Anderson and Roseanne Barr. He has developed and created two pilots and a series for Comedy Central including “Digest America” and “Seriously Weird Magazine”, which starred Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theatre 3000) and co-created “One Night Standup” (TBS) for comedian Louie Anderson.
Scott is credited for the discovery and development of comedians Joel Hodgson, Louie Anderson, Lizz Winsted, Tom Arnold and many more. He has been a contributing writer on HBO and SHOWTIME for Robert Schimmel, Drew Carey, Roseanne, Kevin Meaney and many more.
Scott is the founder of “Comedy Tech”, the highly successful series of workshops designed to create and develop the Minnesota comedy scene.
Actor/Producer Tom Arnold states, “If it were not for Scott’s development there would be no Minnesota comedy scene. The comedians that have moved to L.A. and are writing for network television today all give him credit for his help!”