Posts tagged as jeff schaffer

Jeff Schaffer, Writer for 'Seinfeld', 'Curb', and More Explains How He Writes Comedy

"I learned how to write comedy from Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld and it was all about structure. Structure, structure, structure. A Seinfeld episode and a Curb episode and a League episode are all written the exact same way."

-The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer, who's previously written for Seinfeld, Curb, and Sacha Baron Cohen's movies, in a detailed interview with Fast Company about his writing process.

The League's Creators Tell Reddit What To Expect This Season

The creators and executive producers of The League, Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer, have taken their talents to Reddit (that's a sports reference, kind of, right?) to answer fan's questions. So far, they have promised that this season will see the return of Mr. McGibblets as well as one of the "out-of-town guys," who'll be played by Will Forte.

Another tidbit of interest for the fantasy football player League fans among us (we know you're out there. Yeah, you): the two creators plus the six lead cast members have a real-life 8-team league. The current champ is the female Schaffer, and true to his character, Nick [...]

Highlights from 'The League' Cast and Crew's Reddit AMA

The cast and creators of FX's The League took to Reddit today to answer fan questions in between filming an episode from the new season (which kicks off – no sports reference intended – October 11th). Here are some of the best moments from the gang's chat:

On censorship:

Has there been a scene that was so offensive that it actually ended up getting cut from the show?

FX is pretty cool but let's just say there is a version of the Naginta song from Season 2 Episode 3 that will only ever exist for our own personal amusement

Are there any jokes you guys could not air on [...]

Larry David Is Making a Movie Filled with Make 'Em Ups

Larry David has come up with an idea for a picture and he has brought on Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel to help him write it. All three were former Seinfeld writers and together wrote The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen. Like The Dictator and Curb Your Enthusiasm, David's film will be in a similar semi-improvised style. Superbad and Paul (and soon to be, weirdly enough, The Marriage Plot) director, Greg Mottola, is being eyed to direct. There is no word on what the film is about but I imagine it will involve an overly principled curmudgeon complaining about restaurant service.