Aaron Shure

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Aaron Shure
Aaron Shure.jpg
Born United States
Residence Los Angeles
Occupation Writer, producer
Years active 1997–present

Aaron Shure is an Emmy Award-winning American television writer, director, and producer.

Born in Colorado, Shure regularly performed as an underage regular at Comedy Works in Denver. He graduated from Colorado College with a degree in philosophy and later worked as a karaoke host, street performer, radio commentator and circus clown.[1] After moving to Florida, Shure performed on the streets as a member of Streetmosphere, a character-based improv troupe at Disney-MGM Studios.[1] He also developed skills in improvisational comedy at SAK Comedy Lab.[1]

Shure began his career as a writer for the CBS series George & Leo, and then as a writer and executive producer for the classic CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond for the next seven years. In that time, Shure received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and five Emmy nominations.[2] The show was named 30-Minute TV Program of the Year by the American Film Institute[3] and recognized, along with The Office, as one of the 101 best written television series of all time by the Writers Guild of America, West.[4]

Shure then moved on to writing and producing for Louis C.K.'s HBO series Lucky Louie, followed by The New Adventures of Old Christine. From 2008–2012, Shure was a writer and producer for the hit NBC sitcom The Office, where he earned three consecutive Emmy nominations and three consecutive WGA nominations for TV Comedy Series, plus an additional WGA TV Episodic Comedy nomination for his episode "WUPHF.com."[2]

His recent projects include TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland[1] and the controversial gun comedy Open Carry,[5] co-created with Sak alumn Jonathan Mangum. Shure is the creator of the transmedia series Dirty Work, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media,[6] the first time ever the Television Academy had awarded a property created solely for an online audience.

Aaron’s radio commentary has aired on WBEZ and NPR[1] and he once appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman during a "Stupid Human Tricks" segment.[7] He has written political commentaries for The Huffington Post.[7] and mused about the trials of being an expectant father for Salon.[8] He lives in Los Angeles with his two children and actively supports Public Citizen, a non-partisan foundation which serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital.[1]

Filmography[edit]

As producer[edit]

Year Title Role
2011-2012 The Office Consulting Producer
2008-2011 Co-Executive Producer
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Consulting Producer
2006-2007 Lucky Louie Consulting Producer
2002-2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Co-Executive Producer
2001-2002 Supervising Producer
2000-2001 Producer
2005 Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh Executive Producer

As writer[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Dirty Work Writer and Co-Creator
2008-2012 The Office
  1. "Baby Shower" (October 16, 2008) - Season 5
  2. "Two Weeks" (March 26, 2009) - Season 5
  3. "The Meeting" (September 24, 2009) - Season 6
  4. "The Chump" (May 13, 2010) - Season 6
  5. "WUPHF.com" (November 18, 2010) - Season 7
  6. "Jury Duty" (February 2, 2012) - Season 8
Writer
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Writer
2006 Lucky Louie Writer
1999-2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Writer
1999-2000 Executive Story Editor
1998-1999 Story Editor
1997-1998 George & Leo Teleplay

Awards[edit]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2011–2012 Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media
- Original Interactive Television Programming
Dirty Work Won
2010–2011 Outstanding Comedy Series The Office Nominated
2009–2010 Outstanding Comedy Series The Office Nominated
2008–2009 Outstanding Comedy Series The Office Nominated
2004–2005 Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Won
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond - "The Finale" Nominated
2003–2004 Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Nominated
2002–2003 Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Won
2001–2002 Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Nominated
2000–2001 Outstanding Comedy Series Everybody Loves Raymond Nominated

Writers Guild of America Awards[edit]

Year Category TV Result
2010 Television: Comedy Series The Office Nominated
Television: Episodic Comedy The Office - "WUPHF.com" Nominated
2009 Television: Comedy Series The Office Nominated
2008 Television: Comedy Series The Office Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Aaron Shure - Biography". IMDb. 
  2. ^ a b "Aaron Shure - Awards". IMDb. 
  3. ^ "AFI picks pix, TV for ’03". Variety. 
  4. ^ "Writers Choose the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time". Writers Guild of America, West. 
  5. ^ "Pictures and Photos of Megan Sheehan". IMDb. 
  6. ^ "Dirty Work". Television Academy. 
  7. ^ a b "Aaron Shure". Huffington Post. 
  8. ^ Shure, Aaron. "The fainter". Salon. 

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