Harvardwood Suggests... Laughing Matters: Writing Socially Conscious Comedies with United States of AL

May 26, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm

4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST 

Panel starts at 4:00pm Pacific Time

For this session, you will hear from the writers and producers of United States of Al, the new CBS comedy about a friendship between a military veteran adjusting to life after serving in Afghanistan and his Afghan interpreter who has newly arrived in the United States. Learn their process for crafting the multi-cam comedy, from how their personal experiences inform the show's stories to how they use comedy to explore subjects such as immigration, cultural differences, and trauma.


  • Maria Ferrari - Co-Creator and Executive Producer

  • David Goetsch - Co-Creator and Executive Producer

  • Bobby Telatovich - Staff Writer

  • Emily Ann Brandstetter - Staff Writer

  • Chase Millsap - Consultant

  • Joshua Katz - Assistant to Executive Producers

Moderated by Reza Aslan, Executive Producer

More info HERE

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