Bronze Medal Entertainment is a production company and comedy school founded by the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer, Rich Talarico.
Rich is best known for his work on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”. Additionally, he has written/produced “Review” for Comedy Central, FOX’s “Mad TV”, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and the two hour TV Special “Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows”. Rich also produced and wrote “Frank TV” for TBS, “The Sketch Pad” for HBO and co-produced “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show” for Comedy Central.
Rich’s comedy background runs deep. He took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City Theater back in the 1900s. Rich toured with Second City’s National Touring Company and later co-created five original sketch comedy reviews with SC’s etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago, Rich was also involved at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams, “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty Wiring” and co-created the long-form improv shows, “Strap Heads”, “Trio”, “Close Quarters” and “Dasariski”. Rich also played with the early casts of Chicago’s longest running improv show: “The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny”.
In addition to his professional writing/producing career, Rich is also an established and highly respected teacher. He has been teaching improv and comedy writing workshops for over 15 years at prestigious comedy theaters and festivals across the U.S. and Canada.
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