Timothy Greenberg

Last updated

Timothy Greenberg is an American writer, director and producer based in New York City. In 2019, Greenberg created the Netflix series Living with Yourself , for which he received a Writers Guild Award nomination. [1] He also served as an executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , where he won two Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. [2]



Greenberg began his career as a CGI artist-animator on Riven: the sequel to Myst, after winning an animation contest. He was later hired to write and direct the live-action elements for the game, which became one of the top-selling PC titles of all time. [3] He subsequently co-founded a computer graphics software company based on technology developed for Riven. [4]

Following a stint directing commercials, in 2006 he joined The Daily Show as a producer in the field department. While there he directed field segments, including a series filmed in Iran; the subsequent imprisonment of interviewee and journalist Maziar Bahari served as inspiration for Jon Stewart’s 2014 film Rosewater. [5] [6] Greenberg was eventually promoted to executive producer of The Daily Show. During his time there he won two Primetime Emmy Awards and was nominated for two more. [7]

He served as an executive producer on Comedy Central's DL Hughley: Endangered List, for which he received a Peabody Award. [8] He later served as executive producer on HBO's Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas , a docuseries focusing on policing in America.

In February 2017, IFC announced that it had greenlit his scripted dark comedy series Living with Yourself . On August 10, 2018, it was announced that the project had moved to Netflix which had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. Alongside the announcement of the series move to Netflix, it was confirmed that Paul Rudd had been cast in the series' dual lead roles, with Greenberg serving as showrunner, executive producer, and writer of all eight episodes. [9] The series premiered on October 18, 2019, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Rudd's performance, [10] along with a Writer's Guild Nomination for Greenberg's scripts. [11]

Personal life

He grew up in Montclair, NJ and graduated from Montclair High School, before attending Dartmouth College. He has been married to Danielle Venokur since August 13, 2009. [12]

Related Research Articles

David Adam Javerbaum is an American comedy writer and lyricist. Javerbaum has won 13 Emmy Awards in his career, 11 of them for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He runs the popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod, which as of November had 6.2 million followers. The account was the basis for his play An Act of God, which opened on Broadway in the spring of 2015 starring Jim Parsons, and again in the spring of 2016 starring Sean Hayes. The play has gone on to receive over 100 productions in 20 countries and 11 languages.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Paul Rudd</span> American actor (born 1969)

Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor. He studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before making his acting debut in 1991. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2015, and was included on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2019. In 2021, he was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Scott Buck</span> American television writer

Scott Randall Buck is an American television writer. Buck has written for several television series including Six Feet Under, Rome, Showtime's Dexter, Everybody Loves Raymond, Coach, Inhumans, The Oblongs and Iron Fist.

Daniel Palladino is an American television executive producer, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for his work on the television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–present), which earned him a WGA Award, two PGA Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Kevin Bleyer is an American television writer and producer. He has won multiple Emmy, Peabody, and Writers Guild Awards He was a former writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a contributor to President Barack Obama's speeches, the author of the best-selling Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution, a co-author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller Earth: The Book, and the co-author, with Governor Bill Richardson, of How to Sweet-Talk a Shark. In 2008, he became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2014, he served as a Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Steve Bodow is an American television writer and producer. Most recently he was Executive Producer and showrunner of Netflix's Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. From 2015 to early 2019 he was Executive Producer/co-showrunner of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, following his 13 years at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as an Executive Producer, Head Writer and staff writer. In his time at TDS, Bodow won 14 Emmys and two Peabody Awards.

Carin Greenberg is a writer, story editor and producer of children’s entertainment. She is a Peabody finalist and winner of three Daytime Emmys, two Annie Awards and a Writers Guild Award. She wrote a series of children's books under the name Carin Greenberg Baker.

Allison Silverman is an American comedy writer and producer, known for her work on Russian Doll, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. She was the head writer and executive producer for The Colbert Report until 2009. In 2011, she was an executive producer and writer of Portlandia. She is co-creator of the comedy series Schmigadoon!, and was a writer for the television series At Home with Amy Sedaris, The Office, and The Daily Show.

Erik Weiner is an American actor, writer, comedian, and producer best known for co-creating the play The Bomb-itty of Errors and his role as Agent Sebso on HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Charles Brendan Grandy is an American stand-up comedian, television writer and producer. He began his career on the television series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, The Office, and Guys With Kids. Grandy has had a string of collaborations with actress and producer Mindy Kaling through The Mindy Project, Champions, and Four Weddings and a Funeral. He is the son of former Love Boat star turned politician Fred Grandy.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Trevor Noah</span> South African comedian (born 1984)

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily Show, an American late-night talk show and satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 2015 to 2022. Noah has won various awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award from 11 nominations. He was named one of "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world. In 2023, he won the Erasmus Prize.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Paul W. Downs</span> American actor, writer, and director

Paul W. Downs is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is the co-creator, co-showrunner and star of the critically-acclaimed HBO Max series Hacks, for which he has received a Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody Award, among others. Downs first gained notoriety for his role in the Comedy Central series Broad City, which ran for five seasons and for which he was also a writer, director and executive producer.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Logie Awards of 2016</span>

The 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards were held on Sunday 8 May 2016 at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, and broadcast live on the Nine Network. Public voting for the Best Award categories began on 16 November 2015, and ended on 17 January 2016. Nominations were announced on 3 April 2016, along with the winners of the Outstanding Newcomer Awards.

Lucia Aniello is an Italian-born American director, writer, and producer best known for her work on Hacks, for which she won multiple Emmy Awards, and Broad City. She has directed and written episodes of both shows, as well as the miniseries Time Traveling Bong and the 2017 film Rough Night.

Kahane Cooperman is an American documentary filmmaker and television director and producer, whose 2016 documentary Joe's Violin was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.

<i>Living with Yourself</i> American comedy television series

Living with Yourself is an American science fiction comedy-drama streaming television series created by Timothy Greenberg that premiered on October 18, 2019, on Netflix. The series stars Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea. Rudd also serves as an executive producer, alongside Greenberg, Anthony Bregman, Jeff Stern, Tony Hernandez, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, and Jeffrey Blitz.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gabe Liedman</span> Stand-up comedian and comedy writer

Gabe Liedman is an American stand-up comedian, television writer, producer, and actor known for his work on PEN15, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Inside Amy Schumer. He is the showrunner of Netflix animation series Q-Force and the first season of PEN15.


  1. "Writers Guild Unveils 2020 TV Award Nominees". variety.com. Retrieved Dec 5, 2019.
  2. "Timothy Greenberg". IMDb.
  3. "Tim Greenberg Video Game Credits and Biography – MobyGames". MobyGames.
  4. "Lume Inc. Launches LumeTools Collection for Softimage Mental Ray". 19 June 1997.
  5. "Jason Jones & Tim Greenberg – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart | Comedy Central". Cc.com. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  6. Smith, Chris (2016). The Daily Show (The Book):An Oral History as told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff, and Guests (1st ed.). ISBN   9781455565382.
  7. "Timothy Greenberg". IMDb .
  8. "DL Hughley: The Endangered List". The Peabody Awards. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  9. Petski, Denise (August 10, 2018). "Paul Rudd To Topline Netflix Comedy Series 'Living With Yourself' From Timothy Greenberg". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  10. "Paul Rudd".
  11. "Writers Guild Awards Unveils TV Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter . 5 December 2019.
  12. AUG. 15, 2009 (2009-08-15). "Danielle Venokur, Timothy Greenberg – The New York Times". The New York Times . Retrieved 2017-06-20.