In a previous article we talked about Sharon Horgan’s newest creation ‘Divorce’. Below read about a great honour but first watch a clip of her new comedy on HBO.
It is a comedy drama featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and will be airing on HBO soon and have just released the first promo of the show.
Sharon said she was inspired by “The War of the Roses,” Danny DeVito’s 1989 black comedy that stands as one of the most ruthless and popular interpretations of a marriage ending ever put on screen. “Right before I met SJ, I watched that again,” Horgan said. “[But] you can’t keep that kind of level up. You can’t kill that many cats and dogs on a TV series.”
“Divorce” premieres the first of its 10-episode Season 1 on Oct. 9.
And to boost Sharon’s profile even higher as one of the most influential people in comedy today she has been invited to address the Edinburgh International Television Festival in the annual Alternative MacTaggart speech on Friday August 26th.
Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle will interview the actor, writer, producer and director about pushing the boundaries of comedy.
As well as Horgan’s series Pulling (BBC) and Catastrophe (Channel 4) – both of which she starred in and co-wrote – off screen, she established independent production company Merman with co-founder Clelia Mountford, and the pair are currently working on projects both in the UK and abroad.
Other Alternative MacTaggart speakers have included US politician satirist Charlie Brooker, professor Brian Cox, Shameless writer Paul Abbott and presenting duo Ant and Dec.
“I hope to be getting stuck into the hot topics that are currently affecting all of our lives and working out if knob gags can help,” said Horgan.
Festival director Lisa Campbell added: “As someone who has worked both on and off screen, Sharon Horgan is a great choice to discuss comedy as a means to push the boundaries of television. With Frankie asking the questions, this promises to be a killer session, delving into the depths of parodies, satire, and pure comic genius.”