About Party Over Here

Late-night half-hour sketch comedy series Party Over Here ran for one season on FOX in 2016. The show was executive-produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated comedy trio The Lonely Island – writer/performers Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.  Actor/comedian Paul Scheer (The League, Fresh Off The Boat) also served as an executive producer and one of the series’ directors.

Skewering everything from pop culture to politics, Party Over Here featured sketch comedy shorts, along with in-studio segments filmed in front of a live audience at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The half-hour series stars actress/comedians Nicole Byer (Girl Code) Jessica McKenna (Riot) and Alison Rich (Resident Advisors).

Nicole Byer was one of the breakout stars of the cable hit comedy series Girl Code. Byer’s additional acting credits include Lady Dynamite and 30 Rock. Byer and Shasheer Samata (Saturday Night Live) wrote and stared in the web series Pursuit of Sexiness.

Jessica McKenna has studied sketch and improv at The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), where she is a regular performer. Her television credits include the FOX improv comedy series Riot, The Goldbergs, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Hot Wives of Las Vegas and The Jeselnik Offensive. McKenna is one-half of the musical comedy duo The Zach and The Jess.

Alison Rich was a staff writer on Saturday Night Live, where she was hired after testing for a featured player position. Rich won the IFC “Out of the Box” Award (which came with a blind script offer) and Best Actress Award from the New York Television Festival for the web series Incognito, which she created with Andrew Law. Her additional acting credits include the comedy series Angie Tribeca, Life In Pieces and the HULU original series Resident Advisors.

Comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, The Lonely Island coined their name from the cramped West Coast apartment they shared as comic start-ups. The Grammy-nominated and Emmy Award-winning trio are responsible for creating the popular “SNL Digital Shorts,” including, among many others, “D**K In A Box,” “Lazy Sunday” and “I’m On A Boat.” The trio has more than 6.5 million subscribers and more than 1.7 billion views on their YouTube channel, as well as three Platinum singles (“I’m On A Boat,” “Jizz In My Pants” and “I Just Had Sex”) and one Gold single (“Like A Boss”). Their singles, “I’m On A Boat” and “Turtleneck & Chain,” were both nominated for Grammy Awards. The group also collaborated with Shawn Patterson, Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton to write the song “Everything Is Awesome,” featured in The Lego Movie, and performed with Tegan and Sara. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song last year. In 2014, they formed the production company Kablamo!.

Party Over Here was produced by Kablamo! Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Billy Rosenberg and Paul Scheer served as executive producers. Scheer also served as one of the series’ directors. 

 

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