Pretty Good Friends produces delightful comedic programming for television, podcasts, radio, the internet, live events, and festivals. We create meaningful and funny content, events, and experiences through the scope of intelligent and absurdist humor. We use comedy as a tool to educate, inform, communicate and connect - while still inspiring a spirit of fun and irreverence. Co-founded by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem, Pretty Good Friends began in 2006 as a weekly comedy show in the basement of Union Hall in Brooklyn. These days, we’ve expanded to a production company that develops and produces intelligent comedic programming for television, podcasts, radio, video, and live events, shows, and festivals.  

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Julie Smith Clem

Co-Founder, Executive Producer

Julie is the co-founder of Pretty Good Friends, a comedy production company that makes funny things for nice people.  She's produced shows for Comedy Central and Science Channel, co-created the Peabody Award-winning video series for The Onion, and started a comedy festival with Eugene Mirman as a joke in 2008. Her biggest achievement was being the Bay Area's top hot dog vendor in 2001. 

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Eugene Mirman

Co-Founder, Comedian

Eugene is a comedian and hero. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers.  He was a regular on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has two Comedy Central Specials.  He has also appeared on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, the Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and more.


Therese Plaehn

Writing + Development

Therese is an actress in television/film, regional theater, and on Broadway. When she’s not crying on stage, she’s thrilled to work at PGF in writing, development and production. She and Julie were dance partners in "Godspell" in high school (they were in the back).


Chet Clem

Strategy & Creative Consultant

Chet is a creative strategy consultant for start-ups and small businesses. He was once the editorial manager at The Onion, where he oversaw the development of two best-selling books: Our Dumb World and Our Front Pages.

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