Get ready for a great story teller in Art Bell and how he started Comedy Central!
This is the man that first pitched the idea of an all comedy channel to HBO, and GOT SHOT DOWN! Later he pitched it again to a different executive instead of a director, and it went through. Not only that, but people LOVED it!
Art Sits down to share his stories about how it all came to be and explains the different circumstances he had to deal with including not even knowing comedy and being tasked with making a 24/7 comedy channel work! (and we’re all sure glad he did)
Art is also an author that wrote a memoir on the whole story line of how Comedy Central came to being.
You can get his book at the link below: https://amzn.to/3B3MjX5 (Affiliate link)
You can also find him on his website and get his book there: https://www.artbellwriter.com/ as well on social media
If you have questions post them in the comments below, he will have the link for this podcast!
Credit for intro dialog – “Who wants cawfee?” by Vic DiBitetto “Ticked off Vic”
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