My partner Deb Spidell and I produced two seasons of The Green Room with Paul Provenza for Showtime. Because of the the success of the show, we were contacted by Michael Elias at Showtime to produce a New Year’s Eve special for them. And as it turned out, they also needed a director. So I raised my hand. Ben Schwartz is a comic genius. The entire cast was a delight to work with. Can you believe we shot with seven cameras on the very small stage at UCB on Franklin?
I love politics. It’s the biggest show on earth. This script came out of my frustration with the people and the process. I wanted to see a candidate that wasn’t politically correct; who was flawed. And who was not afraid to speak up. So I wrote The Accidental Candidate. Deb produced and I directed. Cast and crew–awesome.
NOTE: I have since rewritten a portion of the script.
As I mentioned, Deb and I produced two seasons of The Green Room with Paul Provenza. I also directed two episodes when we were at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.