Executive Producer, Writer
Jay Martel wrote and directed the award-winning independent feature, “Terrorists.” He has worked extensively as a writer, producer and presenter with Michael Moore, collaborating on the television programs “TV Nation” and “The Awful Truth” as well as the film “Fahrenheit 911.” He wrote the VH1 movie, “Warning: Parental Advisory” and served as a producer/head writer on "Strangers With Candy" (Comedy Central). He has created numerous series for MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Seven of Martel’s plays have been produced in New York, including the critically acclaimed "Death in a Landslide," which documents the election of Death to the U.S. presidency. Martel has been nominated three times for national Emmy® awards and three times for Writer's Guild Awards, most recently for his work on “Key & Peele.” As a journalist and essayist, Martel has written for The New Yorker, GQ, Mother Jones, TV Guide, Vogue, SPY, and served for six years as Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone. “Channel Blue,” his first novel, will be published in January 2014.