David Mandel takes us inside Veep, the hottest comedy on television, starting Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for which he is the showrunner and executive producer. In accepting the Emmy for Best Comedy Series of 2016, Mandel quipped, “This is for chubby Jews from the Upper West Side. Whoever you are, thank you.” He also shares stories about Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which he is executive producer and a writer, and discusses his beloved collection of original comic book art and Star Wars memorabilia. Mandel has written for Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld (including “The Bizarro Jerry” episode, aka “Man-Hands”) and an episode of The Simpsons. He co-wrote such films as Eurotrip and The Dictator and, if you press him on it, The Cat in the Hat.
“If there's a better comedy on television, tell that to Veep, the gold standard.”
– Hollywood Reporter