Jessi Klein Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

EXCLUSIVE: Jessi Klein has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. Under the pact, the TV writer-producer, author and comedian will develop and produce scripted series for cable and streaming platforms.

Klein, who helped develop Chappelle’s Show as an executive at Comedy Central, segued to becoming the head writer and executive producer of the network’s hit sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which earned her an Emmy and Peabody awards. Klein also served as co-creator and showrunner of I Love That For You on Showtime, starring Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon, and headlined her own Comedy Central stand-up special.

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She voices the sardonic Jessi Glaser and is a consulting producer on Netflix’s Big Mouth and has also written for Netflix’s Dead to Me, Amazon’s Transparent and NBC’s Saturday Night Live in addition to being the bestselling author of I’ll Show Myself Out and You’ll Grow Out of It.

“Jessi is not only hilarious but brilliant,” said Lauren Stein, EVP and Head of Creative, Sony Pictures Television. “Her writing is equal parts funny and emotional, and undeniably authentic. We are thrilled to have her join the Sony family and can’t wait to partner on bringing her next projects to life.”

Klein has been featured on the storytelling series The Moth and is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Her work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Cosmopolitan.

“I’m over the moon to be a part of the creative Sony family and beyond excited to be collaborating with Katherine, Lauren, Colin and the rest of their amazing team,” Klein said.

She is repped by UTA, Rise Management and Brian Lazarus at Ziffren.

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