TV Comedy Director, Producer, and Writer
If you enjoyed the TV series “Workaholics” for its seven-year run, you have LA Film School alumnus Kyle Newacheck to thank for his creative work on the show. Newacheck played a variety of key roles in creating the popular TV sitcom and single-camera comedy, which first aired in April of 2011 on Comedy Central. Newacheck was involved as a co-creator of the show alongside the show’s stars and co-writers, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm, as well as co-writers Connor Pritchard and Dominic Russo. Newacheck has served in turn as a frequent “Workaholics” director, executive producer and costar, making appearances as the show’s notorious drug dealer, Karl Hevacheck. The series aired for its seventh and final season in January of 2017, and in total, Newacheck co-wrote all 78 episodes of the series, produced 53 episodes, and directed and starred in more than 35 episodes.
Beginning a Career in TV with Online Stardom
Beginning in 2006, Newacheck worked with friends and “Workaholics” stars Anderson, DeVine and Holm to create the Los Angeles sketch comedy group Mail Order Comedy. The group focused on low-budget short comedy sketches, producing Myspace series like “Crossbows and Mustaches,” which Newacheck co-wrote, directed, produced and edited. In 2008, Newacheck worked with the group to produce, direct, write, edit and star in the short satirical rap video “Wizards Never Die,”.
TV Comedy Direction Awards and Nominations
Newacheck has also worked as an executive director for the hit TV comedy series “Community,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Happy Endings.” In 2012, he directed two episodes of the third season of “Community,” including “Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts” and “Contemporary Impressionists.” The series won that year’s Online Film and Television Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Series, and Newacheck later received a nomination for the same award in 2013 for his work on the “Parks and Recreation” season 5 episode “Soda Tax.”
Newacheck’s Recent Work and Movie Direction
In 2013, Newacheck began working with DeVine on a new Comedy Central TV series, “Adam DeVine’s House Party,” acting as co-writer, producer and director for the show. More recently, Newacheck produced a new TV drama, “Studio City Kings,” which aired in December of 2016.
Newacheck also embarked on another journey with Mail Order Comedy as director of a Netflix feature called “Game Over, Man!” beginning pre-production work at the start of 2017. The film boasts production work by Point Grey producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver as well as Scott Rudin and Eli Bush of Scott Rudin Productions. Newacheck has also formed Newacheck Brothers Productions with his brother, Adam Newacheck, creating a company capable of providing several areas of filmmaking expertise, including production work, editing, directing, and more.