Alec Berg

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Alec Berg
Alec Berg at SXSW 2016.jpg
Berg at SXSW 2016
NationalityAmerican
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1991–present
Known for

Alec Berg is an American comedy writer, best known as a writer for the sitcom Seinfeld and co-creator and executive producer of Barry with Bill Hader.[1] He also co-wrote the screenplays for the films The Cat in the Hat, EuroTrip and The Dictator. In addition, Berg is an executive producer of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm and has directed numerous episodes of it, and also an executive producer of Silicon Valley.[2][3]

In the Seinfeld episode "The Face Painter", Berg's name is given to an attorney friend of Jerry's who gives Jerry some New York Rangers playoff tickets. When Jerry fails to thank Berg's character for the tickets, Berg does not offer Jerry tickets for another game that week. In that episode, Jerry jokes that Berg has a great "John Houseman name", pronouncing it jokingly in Houseman's accent. Berg is of Swedish descent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hiatt, Brian. "'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'Seinfeld' Writers Talk About the Legend of Larry David". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  2. ^ "Interview with Alec Berg". Austin Film Festival. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-06-02). "Bill Hader Hitman Comedy 'Barry' Picked Up To Series By HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  4. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2012-05-02). "'Dictator' Scribes Dish on Sacha Baron Cohen's New Comedy". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

External links[edit]

Media related to Alec Berg at Wikimedia Commons