Timothy Greenberg, the creator of Netflix’s newest comedy Living With Yourself, won an Emmy as a producer on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But that’s not where he started his career. You’d be surprised to know his entertainment business journey started as a CG artist-animator on Riven, the sequel to the hugely popular PC game Myst. Also directing some of the live-action sequences in the game, Greenberg’s career flourished as a producer on The Daily Show which saw him filming sequences in Iran.
It’s quite an unusual and varied career trajectory, and his latest venture is Netflix’s Living With Yourself. What was the philosophy behind it all?
“There was no overriding philosophy. It was pretty much follow where the path leads,” Greenberg explains in our podcast interview. “Each step was pretty random other than I tried to work on things I really liked.”
Lately, marriage and parenting have caused Greenberg to think more deliberately about his career path. Those two major life also inspired the new Paul Rudd comedy Living With Yourself. The Netflix series, dropping Friday, October 18, details the struggles of Miles Elliot (Paul Rudd), an ad guy who’s lost the magic spark that once drove his successful career. Faced with pressures to compete at work and deliver a family at home, Miles travels down a usual path of his own.
On our Water Cooler Podcast conversation, Greenberg talks in more depth about his career choices and how those choices brought him to Living With Yourself. He also talks about the process of working with the great Paul Rudd and directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine).
Be sure to check back with Awards Daily for continuing coverage on Living With Yourself. Until then, enjoy this interview with Timothy Greenberg, creator of the Netflix comedy series which drops October 18 on Netflix.