From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Barry,’ How Emmy-Nominated Comedies Are Aided by Auteurs

Published on Aug 15, 2019

From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Barry,’ How Emmy-Nominated Comedies Are Aided by Auteurs

A funny thing happens when actors create — and sometimes also run — their own series: They are able to use their individual comedic sensibilities to inform the conflicted characters they place into difficult, silly or extreme situations in order to tell a deeper story.

“I’m proud of the stories I get to tell about my character and the queerness in the show,” says Dan Levy, who co-created “Schitt’s Creek” with his father, Eugene Levy, and also plays David on the show. “When we started, I never thought we would be part of a social conversation when it came to representation on TV.

Read full article at: Variety - TV News

Author: Paula Hendrickson