7 October, 2020Print
Paul Reiser’s “There’s Johnny!” Comes To Peacock
LOS ANGELES, CA-- “There’s Johnny!”, a scripted comedy series created by Paul Reiser (“Mad About You”, “Stranger Things”, “The Kominsky Method”) and David Steven Simon (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Mad About You”), will now stream on Peacock starting on November 1.
Set in the early 1970s, “There’s Johnny!” takes viewers on a fictional journey behind the scenes of NBC’s classic late night program, “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”, the longest running and most successful talk show in American television history. “There’s Johnny!” spotlights the golden era of the beloved show, featuring an all-star cast that includes Jane Levy (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Tony Danza, Roger Bart, Camrus Johnson and Ian Nelson.
The show follows wide-eyed 19-year-old Andy Klavin (Nelson) who leaves his home in small-town Nebraska for the first time and stumbles his way to Burbank, CA and lands a job at “The Tonight Show”. The show follows Klavin getting caught up in the glamorous lifestyle of sex, drugs and lust that are part of show business.-
With exclusive access to “The Tonight Show” vault, “There’s Johnny!” incorporates actual vintage clips from episodes airing in the 1970s, weaving them seamlessly into the show’s storyline, including classic performances of comedy legends like George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Albert Brooks and Steve Martin.
“Johnny Carson and “The Tonight Show” was such an integral part of my life growing up, and creating “There’s Johnny!” has been such a long labor of love for me,” says Reiser, who also appeared as a guest with Carson many times. “It was enormously gratifying that Jeff Sotzing and The Carson Entertainment Group have entrusted us to honor Johnny’s legacy this way, and that it has now landed at Peacock feels like the show has finally found the perfect - and rightful - home.”
“There’s Johnny!” is produced by Comedy Dynamics and Carson Entertainment Group. Serving as Executive Producers along with Reiser and co creator David Steven Simon are David Gordon Green (who also directed the first episode), Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont, Cisco Henson and Matt Ochacher of Comedy Dynamics, and Jeff Sotzing of Carson Entertainment Group.
ABOUT PAUL REISER
Paul Reiser is a celebrated comedian, actor, television writer, New York Times best-selling author, and musician. Voted one of Comedy Central's "Top 100 Comedians of All Time," Reiser regularly performs stand-up to sold-out venues across the country. He currently stars in two hit shows for Netflix: Stranger Things as Dr. Sam Owens and the Chuck Lorre-created The Kominsky Method. 2019 marked the revival of Mad About You, the long-running hit 90s comedy Reiser co-created and co-starred with Helen Hunt. In addition to Reiser’s multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Mad About You won numerous Emmy Awards, a coveted Peabody Award and a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. Reiser and his family reside in Los Angeles.
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ABOUT COMEDY DYNAMICS
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company has produced Netflix’s Down to Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Davidson, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.
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