PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: THE LEAGUE FINALE {PUBLIC SHORT VERSION}

Summary

One in a series of seminars presented by The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. This seminar celebrates the finale of “The League,” a “semi-scripted” comedy series about a group of Chicago friends and their love of fantasy football.

Actor Rob Huebel (Russell on "The League") moderates the following panelists: executive producers/creators/directors/writers Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer; and cast members Jon Lajoie (Taco), Stephen Rannazzisi (Kevin), Katie Aselton (Jenny), Jason Mantzoukas (Rafi), and Paul Scheer (Andre).

The panelists touch on such topics as: the cast’s sense of the show being distinct from other comedy programs and their ability to “tangentialize” via improvisation; how the panelists feel the show realistically portrays long-time friendships; interactions between the cast and fans of “The League”; the inclusion of real-life NFL football players on the show as guests; unusual colloquialisms invented by the show’s writers and cast; material which gets left out of the show’s scripts; the real-life people who served as inspirations for several characters on “The League”; and the show’s production and shooting schedules and unexpected plot developments as the result of improvisation.

Questions from the audience lead to a discussion of the following topics among others: the final destinations of the trophies owned by the characters in the show; songs invented by the show’s cast which were used in the show; the reasoning behind the deaths of several important characters; interactions between the show’s producers and network executives; and bizarre mishaps suffered by the cast during the filming of various scenes involving animals.

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  • DATE: 7:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:01:29
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 125059
  • GENRE: Seminars
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CREDITS

    • Rob Huebel … Moderator
    • Jeff Schaffer … Panelist
    • Jackie Marcus Schaffer … Panelist
    • Jon Lajoie … Panelist
    • Stephen Rannazzisi … Panelist
    • Katie Aselton … Panelist
    • Jason Mantzoukas … Panelist
    • Paul Scheer … Panelist