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Dan Harmon is a writer, producer, comedian, actor and director, best known as the creator and executive producer for the NBC television comedy series Community, co-creator of the Adult Swim animated television series Rick and Morty, and a founder of the alternative television network/website Channel 101.

In the 1990’s, Dan co-created the television pilot Heat Vision and Jack starring Owen Wilson and Jack Black, and several Channel 101 shows, some featuring Jack Black, Drew Carey, and Sarah Silverman. He co-created Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program and served as head writer for several episodes. He was the creator, executive producer and a featured performer in Acceptable.TV, a Channel 101-based sketch show airing for eight episodes in March 2007 on VH1. He and Rob Schrab co-wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award nominated film Monster House. He is credited for writing part of Rob Schrab’s comic book series Scud: The Disposable Assassin, as well the spin-off comic series La Cosa Nostroid.

In 2009, Harmon’s pilot for Community was picked up by NBC and he served as executive producer and show runner for the first 3 seasons, consulting producer for season four, and returned as executive producer and show runner for season five. In 2009, Harmon was nominated in two Emmy categories for his part in writing the Oscar telecast: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, the latter of which he was awarded for “Hugh Jackman Opening Number” at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

In 2011, Harmon began hosting a live comedy show called Harmontown. The show is co-hosted by Jeff B. Davis and features an ongoing game of Dungeons and Dragons, with show Dungeon Master, Spencer Crittenden. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland created Rick & Morty, which currently airs on Adult Swim.

Dan Harmon and Dino Stamatopoulos are founding partners at Starburns Industries, a groundbreaking, independent studio launched in the Summer of 2010 with Joe Russo II (“The Simpsons,” “Rugrats”), and James A. Fino (“King of the Hill”).  The company’s first big job was a stop-motion animated special for “Community,” called “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”, which garnered an Emmy for Outstanding Animation.  Starburns Industries just finished another critically acclaimed animated special for Community called “GI Jeff” and is deep into production on Charlie Kaufman’s first animated feature, “Anomalisa”.

In addition to being the production home of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty”, Starburns Industries also produced a special episode of “Moral Orel” as well as Season Two of Adult Swim’s “Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole” The exploding studio has several other animated and live-action projects in production and development for film, TV and new media.”

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Friday July 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

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