Tue, 21 April 2015
(P2) Adam Barr, Emmy Winning Producer, Deep Dives into the Business of TV, Creativity, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more
In Part 2 of my interview with Adam Barr, Emmy winning producer, he tells me about the "stupid business of Hollywood," including how it's a one "ruled by sociopaths." (again, from Adam's mouth)
And yet, he says, "I love it more than anything, because I can create. But I don't forget that it's ephemeral."
Thank God for honesty and redemption. This is perfect for any writer, actor, director in the business or aspiring. We take a sober trip down memory lane on his various gigs, inside the insane world of writer's rooms and TV pitch meetings. and Adam shares the relevant pearls of wisdom and intimacy of it all.
"I've seen more tears in a comedy writer's room than not."
Adam shares on what it's like to work so closely with people like Julia Louis Dreyfus (Seinfeld, Christine, VEEP), Jimmy Burrows (Friends, Will and Grace, Mike and Molly, The Big Bang Theory, Mary Tyler Moore), Debra Messing (Will and Grace, Smash) and Conan O’Brien.
This two-parter is one for the record books. Thanks Adam. Enjoy everyone.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Tue, 21 April 2015
(P1) Emmy Winning Producer Adam Barr shares a rich 25 year history working on the inside of Hollywood
(P1) Emmy winning TV writer & producer Adam Barr and I first met when I was 17. In fact, I'll be the first to say that Adam gave me my "big break," inviting me, a then overweight (350 pounds) local access TV host in Maine, onto the NBC set of "Will and Grace" in Los Angeles to interview the entire cast. It set my life on a whole new trajectory, taught me that anything was possible and created so much joy.
Adam's credits include "Will and Grace," "Desperate Housewives," "Old Adventures of New Christine," "Suburgatory," "The New Normal," "Growing Up Fisher," "Kath and Kim," among other gigs.
We talk about growing up in the same town in Maine, how our mom's knew each other and then we deep dive into the HOWs and WHYs of comedy and TV and the ins and outs of surviving in Hollywood for nearly three decades.
Adam talks about "Will and Grace" and how all the actors originally refused the roles. Plenty of laughs and touching insight.
This is one of my favorite, most profound and far-reaching interviews I've ever done. Proud and blissed out. Enjoy it.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.