On Tuesday night, Variety hosted a panel featuring some of
the best comedy writers that television has to offer. Cynthia Littleton,
Variety’s managing editor of TV, questioned Adam F. Goldberg
(“The Goldbergs”), Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Jennie Snyder Urman
(“Jane the Virgin”), and Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) — a group representing all of the different platforms,
including broadcast, cable, and streaming, that have supported the comedy genre.
The panel covered an array of topics — including the importance of
storytelling, the differences between hour-long and
half-hour shows, the categorization of drama versus comedy and the influence
of the platform on the show’s content. With Emmy nominations approaching, the
video above provides valuable insight into the writers’ rooms of this year’s
potential Emmy contenders.