As a former standup comedian, Mike has a passion for creating and developing content with comedy talent. He is currently working with Tiffany Haddish on a soon-to-be announced project for E!, as well as projects at A&E, Quibi, Nickelodeon, Spotify, Buzzfeed and more. An industry veteran with nearly 2 decades of experience, Mike has created or co-created close to 20 shows across cable, broadcast and streaming outlets including the multiple Emmy-winning Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse for Amazon, with his brother Tim.

Mike spearheads development for Ugly Brother and oversees all comedy/variety projects like The Funny Dance Show (premieres in January on E!), Ron Funches: Giggle Fit (Comedy Central), The Comedy Jam (Comedy Central), among others. As the former Executive Vice President of Development for RDF USA and Zodiak USA, he was part of the team that developed & sold Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC), The Secret Millionaire (Fox & ABC), Don’t Forget the Lyrics (FOX) and many others. As Managing Director of Branded Content for Ben Silverman’s IAC-backed prodco Electus, he spearheaded the family-friendly initiative funded by Walmart and P&G that set up Get Out Alive and Running Wild with Bear Grylls at NBC as well as Bet on Your Baby at ABC and A Michael Buble’ Christmas at NBC. Here is a partial list of the shows Mike has created or co-created over the years:

 

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse (Amazon)

Life or Debt (Spike)

Grandmaster Slap Happy Championship (MTV)

Startup U (Freeform)

House of Food (MTV)

Win, Lose or Fail (History)

Chef on the Line (TruTV)

A Michael Bublé Christmas (NBC)

Southern Justice (Nat Geo)

Hardcore Pawn (TruTV)

Fixing My Family (NBC)

3 Foot Giant (A&E)

Addicted to Beauty (Oxygen)

One Big Happy Family (TLC)

Sand Blasters (Travel)

Game Over (GSN)

Co-founder/Head of Development

MIKE DUFFY