About the Show

Heading into its fifth season, "Community" is a smart, exuberant comedy that is consistently ranked as one of the most inventive and original half-hours on television. This ensemble comedy centers on a tight-knit group of friends who all met at what is possibly the world's worst educational institution - Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, "The Soup"), a fast-talking lawyer who was caught with a phony college degree. Disbarred until he could earn a legitimate degree, Winger chose Greendale, thinking he could breeze through the mediocre school without a hitch. However, he soon found himself the reluctant leader of a disparate group of misfits, all stuck at Greendale for different reasons.

The study group includes Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs), who dropped out of high school to "change the world" and soon found herself in her thirties with no marketable skills; Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), a religious housewife who landed at Greendale after a messy divorce and is now blossoming into a headstrong entrepreneur; Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), a socially awkward but well-meaning pop culture savant; Annie Edison (Alison Brie), a high-strung perfectionist; Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), a former high school football star still trying to find his way; and Ben Chang (Ken Jeong ), a former Spanish teacher who is either insane or an evil genius, or both.

At Greendale's helm is Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), an administrator whose ineptitude is matched only by his love of the school and his devotion to his students.

Dan Harmon created "Community" and serves as executive producer. Russ Krasnoff ("The Soloist") also serves as executive producer, along with Gary Foster ("Sleepless in Seattle"), Chris McKenna ("The Mindy Project") and Patrick Kienlen. Tristram Shapeero ("Nurse Jackie") is executive producer/director.

The series is a Krasnoff-Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap production, in association with Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television.

Cast Bios

Joel McHale
Gillian Jacobs
Yvette Nicole Brown
Danny Pudi
Donald Glover
Alison Brie
Ken Jeong
Jim Rash
Jonathan Banks
John Oliver



Dan Harmon

Executive Producer

Dan Harmon
Chris McKenna
Russ Krasnoff
Gary Foster
Patrick Kienlen
Tristram Shapeero


Tristram Shapeero
Anthony Russo
Joe Russo

Co-Executive Producer

Andy Bobrow
Erik Sommers

Director of Photography

Gary Hatfield

Consulting Producer

Dino Stamatopoulos

Executive Story Editor

Jordan Blum
Parker Deay

Story Editor

Dan Guterman
Tim Saccardo


Christian Kinnard
Ruthie Aslan
Jeff Hall

Staff Writer

Don Diego
Carol Kolb
Monica Padrick
Ryan Ridley
Matt Roller
Alex Rubens

Casting Director

Juel Buestrop
Josh Einsohn

Production Designer

Denise Pizzini

Music Composer

Ludwig Goransson


Los Angeles, California

Developed By

Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment and Harmonious Claptrap in association with Universal Media Studios and Sony Pictures Television