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Executive Producer: Adam Small
Comedy veteran and executive producer of NBC's new improv comedy series, "Thank God You're Here," Adam Small began his filmmaking career when he co-directed the critically acclaimed documentary "Another State of Mind," a searing look at the punk rock scene. The Daily News praised, "Rock and film don't mix, with several notable exceptions… The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night,' Bob Dylan's 'Don't Look Back,' The Bands' 'Last Waltz' and now 'Another State of Mind.'"
He and producing partner, Fax Bahr, began working together on the writing staff of "In Living Color"; and went on to create "Mad TV" for Fox (currently in 12th season), "Blue Collar TV" and "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" for the WB, and the UPN claymation series "Gary & Mike." They have also written and produced for the big screen, including "Malibu’s Most Wanted" for Warner Brothers and "Son-In-Law" for Disney.
While writing for "In Living Color," Small and Bahr teamed up with the cast to create some of the show's premier characters, including Jim Carrey’s Fire Marshal Bill. They wrote two of the four original sketches in the landmark Super Bowl half-time special, and were segment directors for many of the sketches shot on location. Their two seasons resulted in two Emmy nominations and two NAACP Image Awards.
Small and Bahr left "In Living Color" to co-write and executive produce the pilot for the John Leguizamo sketch comedy series "House of Buggin'." Soon after, they co-wrote the hit film "Son-In-Law" for Disney’s Hollywood Pictures. They were then hired by Quincy Jones and David Salzman to create and executive produce the late-night sketch comedy "MAD TV" (270 episodes and counting). After spending three seasons establishing the series, they went to create and executive produce the stop-motion animated series "Gary & Mike" for UPN, hailed as “a worthy heir to 'The Simpsons'” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Next, they teamed up with Jamie Kennedy to create the groundbreaking hidden camera series "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" for the WB. While producing the series, they wrote and produced "Malibu’s Most Wanted" for Warner Brothers, featuring Jamie Kennedy as Brad Gluckman, one of his stand out characters from the show. They then partnered up with stand up comedy stars Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Bill Engvall to create the sketch series "Blue Collar TV" for the WB.
Small and Bahr recently completed writing "All For One," their original comedy screenplay for Universal Pictures and Bedford Falls, and in September '06, launched "Foxworthy's Big Night Out," a variety series for CMT starring Jeff Foxworthy, featuring comedy and musical performances from country music's biggest stars.
Regarding their latest producing project, Small says, " It's amazing, thrilling, fascinating and nerve wracking, nauseating and horrifying at the same time."
Read more about Adam's producing partner, Fax Bahr.