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About

Best known as the co-creators and Executive Producers of Comedy Central's Emmy-winning late-night show @midnight with Chris Hardwick, Serious Business is a full-service production and development company specializing in scripted and unscripted comedy across TV, film and digital entertainment, with partners including Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, TBS, SeeSo, Lionsgate Entertainment, Funny or Die, The Onion, SuperDeluxe, Fusion and Pivot.

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Alex Blagg

FOUNDER, HEAD OF CREATIVE
In addition to being a Serious Businessman, Alex is a writer for TV and films, with credits including Workaholics, Problematic with Moshe Kasher, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, BETAS, and an upcoming feature comedy for Universal and Kevin Hart. He’s also the author of over 10,000 mediocre tweets.   

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Jason Nadler

FOUNDER, HEAD OF STRATEGY
A fan of delis, funk music, the one-handed backhand and Tom Sturgis pretzels, Jason got his LA start pushing a mail-cart at United Talent Agency. He helped to start and eventually lead UTA’s Online department where he was the first traditional Hollywood agent to identify and represent emerging talent on the web. He’s been described as “a wise mix of the sacred and the profane.”

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Jon Zimelis

FOUNDER, HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS
Before Serious Business, Jon was a TV Literary agent at The Gersh Agency and a digital media agent at UTA where he worked alongside Jason and represented Alex. He also spearheaded Serious Business’ early involvement in mobile entertainment startup Victorious. He once racked up 15 assists in a high school basketball game.

Work

@midnight
Now in its 4th season, the 2-time Emmy winning Comedy Central late-night staple “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” is Co-Created and Executive Produced by Serious Business.

Comedy Central  |  Splitsider

Problematic
Coming to Comedy Central in April 2017, comedian Moshe Kasher gets into the middle of the biggest social and political debates happening online.

Variety

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Trump vs Bernie
Created by and starring master impressionists and improvisers Anthony Atamanuik (Trump) and James Adomian (Bernie); Trump vs. Bernie is a bitingly satirical two part election special that aired on Fusion in Summer 2016 and was the highest rated comedy program in network history.

Deadline  |  LA Times

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“The Onion Presents” Feature Films
In partnership with The Onion and Lionsgate, Serious Business will be producing a slate of Onion-branded feature films made with a digitally savvy audience in mind.

Awards

2015-2016 — Primetime Emmy Awards, Social TV Experience (@midnight)

2014-2015 — Primetime Emmy Awards, Social TV Experience (@midnight)

WINNER


2014-2015 — Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Interactive Program (@midnight)

2013-2014 — Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Interactive Program (@midnight)

2012-2013 — Primetime Emmy Awards, Social TV Experience (Braindex)

 

NOMINATED

Contact

Agency Contact

WME
Ryan McNeily
(310) 285-9000

team@serious.biz

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Los Angeles, CA 90038