Not Necessarily the News

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1983
Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special, and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990. It was Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels's first professional television writing gig. read more

Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special, and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990. It was Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels's first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight, among others.

Original Release

01/08/1983 on HBO

US Release

01/08/1983

Cast

Anne Bloom Frosty Kimelman
Danny Breen Steve Casper
Mitchell Laurance Pete Kimelman
Rich Hall Rich Hall
Lucy Webb Helen St. Thomas
Stuart Pankin Bob Charles
Audrie Neenan Jacqueline Pennell
Bill Martin Announcer (voice)
George Bush Himself (archive footage)
Tom Parks Tom Parks
(see additional cast & crew)
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# Title Air Date
1 Episode #7.1 Wednesday, 24 May 1989
2 Episode #7.2 Wednesday, 31 May 1989
3 Episode #7.3 Wednesday, 07 June 1989
4 Episode #7.4 Wednesday, 14 June 1989
5 Episode #7.5 Wednesday, 21 June 1989
6 Episode #7.6 Wednesday, 28 June 1989
7 Episode #7.7 Wednesday, 12 July 1989
8 Episode #7.8 Tuesday, 18 July 1989
9 Episode #7.9 Wednesday, 26 July 1989
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Directors

Hoite C. Caston, John Moffitt, David Grossman, Paul Miller, Tom Kramer

Writers

Larry Arnstein, David Hurwitz, Matt Neuman, Lane Sarasohn, Rich Hall, John Moffitt, Elaine Pope, Ron Richards, Tom Kramer, Jeff Zimmer, Billy Kimball, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Mike Reiss, Al Jean, Conan O'Brien, Jame Wendell, Mike Lupper, Duncan Scott McGibbon, Jon Ross, Steve Barker, Joe Guppy, Merrill Markoe, Greg Daniels, David Castro, Peter Ocko, Adam Barr, Daphne Pollon, Sam Haam, George Meyer, Tom Schiller, Richard Rosen, Steve Barker, Glenn Rabney, Harry Shearer, Damon Wayans, Steve Young, Rick Gell, Todd Pavlin, Annabelle Gurwitch, Rod Ash, Adam Barker, Robert Wuhl, Steve Young, Larry Finch, Warren Scarren, Adam Barker, Nancy Harris

Creators

John Moffitt

Cast

Anne Bloom Frosty Kimelman
Danny Breen Steve Casper
Mitchell Laurance Pete Kimelman
Rich Hall Rich Hall
Lucy Webb Helen St. Thomas
Stuart Pankin Bob Charles
Audrie Neenan Jacqueline Pennell
Bill Martin Announcer (voice)
George Bush Himself (archive footage)
Tom Parks Tom Parks
Annabelle Gurwitch Annabelle Gurwitch
Merrill Markoe Merrill Markoe
Jon Ross
Ronald Reagan Self
Joe Guppy
Ronald Reagan Himself (archive footage)
Jesse Jackson Himself (archive footage)
Dan Quayle Himself (archive footage)
Yasser Arafat Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Bush Herself (archive footage)

Producers

John Moffitt Executive Producer
Pat Tourk Lee Executive Producer
Pat Tourk Lee Producer
John Moffitt Producer
Christie Stentz Producer
Matt Neuman Producer
Amy Kimmelman Producer
Nancy Kurshner Producer

Editors

Manny Moura, Mark West

1989EmmyOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
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