The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy
A play written and performed by Scott Carter
Location: Stanhope Hall 201
Date/Time: 11/15/10 at 12:00 pm - 11/15/10 at 1:20 pm
The Life and Teaching of History's most noted figure is delightfully debated by three men who were almost as famous as He was.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Lunch will be served.
Scott Carter is Executive Producer/Writer for âReal Time With Bill Maherâ? which has just been renewed through 2011 on HBO. He produced the first 1,100 episodes of âPolitically Incorrect with Bill Maher,â? from its 1993 Comedy Central debut to its 1997 move to ABC.
While at âP.I.,â? producer/writer Carter won eight Emmy nominations and three consecutive CableAce Awards for Best Talk Series. In 1997 Variety named him one of â50 Creatives To Watch.â? In 2007, he won the Producersâ Guild Of Americaâs Johnny Carson Award for âReal Time.â?
In 2000, Carter left âP.I.â? for Oxygen Media to serve as Executive Producer for two seasons of âExhale With Candice Bergen.â? He also produced âConversations From The Edge with Carrie Fisher: George Lucasâ? from Lucasâ Skywalker Ranch and âOxygen Forum: Al Gore,â? a live 90-minute town hall in 2000. He also created âThe Conspiracy Zone with Kevin Nealonâ? for what is now SpikeTV.
He was also Co-Executive Producer/Co-Head Writer For âEarth To America,â? a two hour special on TBS in 2005. He also served for two seasons as Co-Creator, Executive Producer/Writer for âLewis Blackâs Root Of All Evilâ? on Comedy Central.
Carter began his TV career as a writer for MTVâs âMouth To Mouthâ? in 1988. He then served as producer/writer for three other Comedy Central projects produced by HBO Downtown Productions: âNight After Night With Allen Haveyâ? (1989-92), âSportsMonsterâ? (1990-91) and âThe Olympiacsâ? (1992).
Carter performed stand-up regularly through the 1980âs in major comedy clubs across the country including The Comic Strip, The Original Improvisation, Catch a Rising Star, and The Comedy Store.
He has also written two full-length monologues (âHeavy Breathingâ? and Suspension Bridgeâ?) which heâs performed at The Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Garry Marshallâs Falcon Theatre, Michael Patrick Kingâs Arcade, The HBO Workspace, Primary Stages, Manhattan Punch-line, Dixon Place, The Cleveland Performance Festival, The Skirball Cultural Center and The Murphyâs Cat Laughs Festival (in Kilkenny, Ireland).
A staged reading of his full-length play, âThe Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoyâ? was given a staged reading by Largo At The Coronet in Los Angeles in July.
Carter was raised in Tucson, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona and, last year, was inducted into The University Of Arizona Wildcat Hall Of Fame.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Bebe and daughters Calla and Collette.
Department: Center for African American Studies