All Joking Aside with Doug Herzog is an exciting new series that provides viewers with an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the comedy business.  Hosted by legendary comedy executive Doug Herzog, ‘81, the series features in-depth interviews with renowned comedians, including stand-up performers, actors, producers, writers, and directors. The first interview will feature South Park and The Book of Mormon producers Matt Stone and Anne Garefino.

Produced by The Center for Comedic Arts @ Emerson College and Emerson Los Angeles, the interviews will be conducted via Zoom Webinar, followed by a brief Q&A with Emerson students and alumni in attendance. All interviews will be donated to The American Comedy Archives, a curated collection of oral histories and artifacts, housed at Emerson College. Email ComedicArts [at] with any questions.