Sean Hayes, perhaps best known as Jack on NBC’s Will & Grace, also runs his own production company, Hazy Mills, with production partner Todd Milner.
Through Hazy Mills, Hayes is executive producer on CNN’s History of Comedy, which returned for season two on July 15.
Hayes starred in a promotional campaign for the series, taking advantage of his famed physical comedy skills in the above spot, as he tries to convince CNN security to let him through even though he has no ID on him.
Below is CNN’s take on Masterpiece Theater’s main titles, customized for History of Comedy and featuring Hayes as a host who is ill-prepared to take over pipe-smoking duties.
And below, CNN cleverly pokes fun at its own apple and banana promos, which have been airing for months as CNN works to combat inaccurate perceptions around fake news as well as warn viewers of the dangers of just leaving banana peels lying around.
Chief Marketing Officer, CNN Creative Marketing: Allison Gollust
Sr. Vice President, CNN Creative Marketing: Rick Lewchuk
Vice President & Group Creative Director, CNN Creative Marketing: Whit Friese
Sr. Director, Production, CNN Creative Marketing: Dan Brown
Creative Director, CNN Creative Marketing: Sean Houston
Marketing Director, CNN Creative Marketing: Lara Hurst
Sr. Writer/Producer, CNN Creative Marketing: Nicole Giles
Sr. Designer, CNN Creative Marketing: Alvaro Morcillo
Editor, Cohere Media: Kevin Thomas
Hazy Mills Productions: Sean Hayes, Todd Milner
Production Company: Roger
Director: Terence Lee
Director of Photography: Mateo Londono
Executive Producer: Josh Libitsky
Creative Director: Dane Macbeth
Head of Production: Liz Catullo
Senior Producer: Anne Pendola
Line Producer: Shannon Bowen
Production Designer: Fabio Mascio
Pre-Visualization: Justin Wilcott
Patrick Nagy, Editor: Patrick Nagy
Designers: Tina Hung, Kelly Lim
Compositor: Braden Wheeler