Quinta Brunson, Sharon Horgan Lined Up for New Yorker Festival

ABC's 'Abbott Elementary'
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Quinta Brunson, creator and star of ABC comedy Abbott Elementary, will speak at the New Yorker Festival Saturday, October 8. She will be interviewed by New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Felix. 

The New Yorker Festival happens October 7-9 in New York. Aubrey Plaza, star of Little Demon on FXX, appears Friday, October 7, as do Hasan Minhaj, creator of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, and Phoebe Robinson, creator of HBO’s 2 Dope Queens and Freeform’s Everything’s Trash

Among the stars of TV appearing at the festival, Jerrod Carmichael turns up October 8 and Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon speak on the same day. 

Sharon Horgan, creator of Bad Sisters on Apple TV Plus, will speak Sunday, October 9. Horgan’s credits include Catastrophe on Prime Video. 

Other boldface names to appear at the fest include Ben Stiller, Jamie Lee Curtis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Events happen at a variety of venues around New York. ■

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.