The Comeback screening and discussion with Lisa Kudrow

February 23, 2011

Esopus inaugurated a collaborative series with the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, with a screening and in-person appearance by actress Lisa Kudrow and her producing partner Dan Bucatinsky. In 2005, Kudrow and Michael Patrick King co-created The Comeback, a penetrating and often brutal satire of reality TV, sitcoms, and show business in general, which aired on HBO for one season (and which was featured, along with an interview with Kudrow and King, in Esopus 15: Television). The program opened with a screening of the series’ first episode, after which Kudrow, who was nominated for an Emmy for her brilliant portrayal of the show’s protagonist, Valerie Cherish, discussed the conception, execution, and untimely demise of the critically lauded series (which was finaly ultimately resurrected by HBO in 2015 for another acclaimed season). LISTEN TO DIALOGUE