Developing Adult Animated Comedy

Developing Adult Animated Comedy


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Developing Adult Animated Comedy



  • People with 1-5 years in the industry
  • Aspiring development execs
  • Aspiring writers/showrunners


  • How to pitch an animated comedy
  • The steps of TV development
  • What different careers in comedy animation might look like
  • How to advocate for yourself as a professional
  • What makes a great animated comedy show


  • How to develop in the children’s space
  • How to develop/pitch a feature
  • Learning technical art skills


What does it take to make adult animated comedies like Beavis & Butthead, Rick & Morty and Clone High? How do these projects go from the seed of an idea to a television series?

Whether you’re a creator hoping to pitch your own series or an aspiring development executive, we’ll demystify the development process and help you understand what goes into a truly impressive pitch.

Qualification Criteria

Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)
Early Career (3-5 yrs of experience)
Mid Level (6-10 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Fridays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET
(8:30 – 10:30 AM PST)

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS


Circle Leader

Sachi Ezura

Sachi Ezura is a comedy producer, development exec, and writer in New York City. After graduating from Harvard, she decided to disappoint her parents by pursuing a career in comedy. Throughout her career, she has sought to elevate new voices from underrepresented communities and challenge systems to promote equity and inclusion. She loves comedy at the intersection of intelligent, thought-provoking, radical content and the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard.

She currently works as VP, Adult Animation for the MTV Entertainment Group, developing animated projects for Comedy Central and Paramount+. Previously, she was Senior Producer at The Greene Space, a live event space for NY Public Radio, and a development consultant for Irony Point. She has produced on Refinery29’s After After Party, BET’s The Rundown w/ Robin Thede, and MTV’s Girl Code. She was Executive Producer of Development and Talent at Seriously.TV, a digital comedy channel under Verizon Hearst Media Partners, specializing in the intersection of comedy, politics, and social justice. She came up in television development at MTV2, overseeing casting for MTV’s hit comedy series Guy Code and Girl Code, and as Director of Original Programming at IFC. She co-wrote the book Girl Code: A Single Girl’s Guide to Sex and Dating, which has been published in The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts and the New York Post.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband Jake, their daughter Ellie, and two cats, about which she feels increasingly ambivalent.


Current Title: VP, Adult Animation

Studio / Employer:  Comedy Central/Paramount


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