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From Duck Dynasty to Honey Boo Boo, the trend towards “comedy reality” is accelerating, and more and more unscripted series are amping up the humor element in their programming – ...
December 5, 2012

From Duck Dynasty to Honey Boo Boo, the trend towards “comedy reality” is accelerating, and more and more unscripted series are amping up the humor element in their programming – in some cases, resulting in serious ratings. And there are many ways to approach humor in unscripted entertainment, ranging from “real life sitcoms” to comical competitions. In a high-octane panel at the 15th edition of the Realscreen Summit producers and networks behind the humorous hits let us know what works in comedic reality and why.

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Sharon Levy

EVP Original Series
SPIKE TV

 

Elaine Frontain Bryant

SVP Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming

A&E Network and BIO Channel

Deirdre Gurney
Owner

Gurney Productions

Marissa Ronca

VP, Program Development

truTV

Lauren Lexton

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

Authentic Entertainment

Natalka Znak

CEO

Zodiak USA

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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