Interview with Eddie Schmidt

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Eddie Schmidt, EP of the Peacock special, "Good One: A Show About Jokes," streaming March 26.

Interview with Eddie Schmidt, EP of the special, “Good One: A Show About Jokes” on Peacock by Suzanne 3/19/24

This was a fun chat! Don’t forget to check out the special, streaming exclusively on Peacock, starting tomorrow, March 26th!


Key art for the special, "Good One: A Show About Jokes," streaming March 26 on Peacock

A Peacock Original adaptation of the popular Vulture comedy podcast, Good One: A Show About Jokes highlights the journey of a comedian developing new material. This docu-special follows Mike Birbiglia from Providence, R.I. to Washington, D.C. as he builds jokes based on personal truths, mixing comedy with revelations and anecdotes from family and his fellow comedians.

Streaming exclusively on Peacock March 26, 2024.

Featuring: Mike Birbiglia with Seth Meyers, Joe Birbiglia, Hasan Minhaj, & Atsuko Okatsuka

Executive Producers: Eddie Schmidt, Jesse David Fox, Scoop Wasserstein, Pam Wasserstein, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Jason Carden

Co-Executive Producers: Austin Flack, Jyllian Gunther

Directed By:Eddie Schmidt

Producers:Sarit G. Work, Maggie Contreras

Produced by: VoxMedia Studios + New York Magazine, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, Eddie Schmidt Productions and Universal Television Alternative Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group


Eddie Schmidt is an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producer, director, and showrunner. Schmidt produced six projects that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: Chelsea Does, starring Chelsea Handler, for Netflix (which he directed); Valentine Road (nominated for two Emmy Awards), Twist of Faith (nominated for an Academy Award), and Chain Camera, all for HBO; This Film Is Not Yet Rated, for IFC, and Troubadours, which aired as part of an Emmy-winning season of PBS’ American Masters.

Other work as showrunner and director includes Netflix’s Ugly Delicious with David Chang; the reboot of In Search Of, starring Zachary Quinto, for History; and CBS’ true crime investigation, The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey. Schmidt also served as Co-Executive Producer of MTV’s Catfish, and Director of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, among other series and specials. His short film Good Bread was part of GE’s Focus Forward initiative that enlisted a who’s who of international documentary filmmakers.

Schmidt’s films as Executive Producer include Gilbert: A Gilbert Gottfried Story, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before streaming on Hulu and Peacock, and Beauty is Embarrassing, which premiered at South by Southwest before premiering on PBS’ Independent Lens and earning an Emmy nomination. Recently, Schmidt was Consulting Producer on Maestra, which premiered at Tribeca. Schmidt has also appeared on radio’s This American Life. Previously, he served a three-year term as President of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (IDA).

GOOD ONE: A SHOW ABOUT JOKES -- Pictured: Seth Meyers -- (Photo by: PEACOCK)Seth Meyers

Host, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”; Executive Producer, “The Amber Ruffin Show”

Seth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer, New York Times bestselling author and host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” received consecutive Emmy Award nominations in 2022 and 2023 for Outstanding Talk Series. Meyers and the writing staff have been Emmy nominated five times for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (2023; 2017-20). Meyers also received back-to-back Emmy nominations in 2021-22 for “Late Night’s” digital series, “Corrections,” for Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Talk Show in 2020 and 2021, and was nominated in the same category in 2022 and 2023.

In 2019, Meyers released his debut standup special, “Lobby Baby,” on Netflix, which was Emmy nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. In 2018 he hosted the Golden Globe Awards, which was Emmy nominated for Outstanding Variety Special. Meyers hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014.

In addition, Meyers was named one of the 2014 TIME 100, Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

Meyers began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001 where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. He served as head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue.

In all, Meyers has garnered 31 Emmy nominations for his work in television.

In addition to his onscreen acclaim, Meyers is a New York Times bestselling author with the publication of his first picture book, “I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared,” released in 2022.

Meyers is co-creator and executive producer alongside Fred Armisen and Bill Hader of IFC’s Emmy-nominated docu-parody series “Documentary Now!” and an executive producer of “The Amber Ruffin Show” for Peacock. He executive produced and lent his voice to Hulu’s animated superhero show “The Awesomes” and executive produced “A.P. Bio” for NBC and Peacock. Meyers and “Late Night” showrunner Mike Shoemaker established their production company, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, in 2017.

Meyers hosted the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards on ESPN and headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Assn. dinner to rave reviews.

Meyers is based in New York.


Eddie Schmidt at 2021 Oscars with others (from IMDB)

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