Seth MacFarlane, the man behind the animated series Family Guy
and American Dad
, will be gracing the New York Comedy Festival to present Seth MacFarlane: Behind the Scenes of Family Guy and American Dad
. The producer who also serves as the voice of Peter
and Brian Griffin
will take the stage on Sunday, November 11 at 7pm at the Avery Fisher Halll at the Lincoln Center.
The evening promises to provide tons of laughs as MacFarlane presents the crowd with an all exclusive backstage pass to his hit TV shows.
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An award-winning animator, MacFarlane began his career studying animation and design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he created the animated short film The Life of Larry
. Later he worked as an animator and writer for Cartoon Network's Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory
and Cow and Chicken
. He got his big break when the producers of MADtv
discovered The Life of Larry
and approached him to air it as four short segments. Although the deal was unsuccessful, MacFarlane caught the attention of FOX executives who gave him the opportunity to create a primetime animated series of his own. This consequently resulted to the birth of Family Guy
, an Emmy Award-winning series about a about a nuclear family, consisting of crude head of the Griffin household, Peter, his wife Lois
, teenage daughter Meg
, teenage son Chris
, the super intelligent and sophisticated infant son Stewie, and the family's talking dog, Brian, in the fictional town of Quahog.
In a press release, MacFarlane joked, "Over the past few years, I've had a fantastic time performing this show at colleges across the country. I hope the good people of New York will come out to see me as well... especially women between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five... who like to have sex with strangers.
Aside from MacFarlane, the Fourth Annual New York Comedy Festival also includes celebrated comics Rosie O'Donnell
(The View, Roseanne
), Denis Leary
), Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids
), and Sarah Silverman
(The Sarah Silverman Program
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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