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Paul Flaherty

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Paul Flaherty’s total dedication to high-energy free of charge improvisation has kept him deeply buried in to the North-East US underground. The alto saxophonist (who later on found the soprano and tenor sax aswell) continues to be playing privately and self-releasing albums because the past due ‘70s. The boost appealing in free of charge jazz through the 1990s brought him from his lair, liberating albums on Cadence, Tulpa, Ecstatic Yod, Boxholder, and his personal labels (Zaabway, Damp Color). His extremely personal design and brut power could be in comparison to Peter Brötzmann and Ivo Perelman. Flaherty was created in Hartford, Connecticut on November 6, 1948. He began to find out the saxophone in college at age group 10. He performed in school rings for six years and fallen everything, education and music. His brother’s amateur Beatles cover music group made him recognize that music originates from the very center (enthusiasm), not your brain (formal teaching). At exactly the same time he uncovered jazz through the air and begun to improvise over jazz information. He provided his first functionality at age group 23 and briefly performed in John Ciffirelli and Gordon Cohen’s rings. But his freeform improv was fulfilled with severe reactions therefore he retracted to personal sessions, searching for the right music artists to try out with. In 1978 he trim his initial LP Amid Chaos using the group Orange (Barry Greika, Bob Laramie, Glen Peterson). His second record came out for a long time afterwards and highlighted two guitarists (Froc Fillipetti and Costs Walach). The 1980s had not been a gentle 10 years on free of charge improvisers. Besides stints being a road musician, Flaherty held quiet, helping himself being a housepainter. However in 1988 he fulfilled drummer Randall Colbourne, because of a shared friend. Both strike it off, creating a long lasting friendship and relationship. Beginning in 1989, they released ten albums of frantic improv, being a duet or with music artists like Mike Murray, Richard Downs, Steve Scholz, and Jim Hunt. The to begin them, Endangered Types arrived on Cadence, which significantly contributed to determine the saxophonist as a new player worth keeping track of. The past due 1990s noticed him diversify his entourage. He provides cut strong periods with drummer Chris Corsano (The Hated Music) and trumpeter Greg Kelley (Sannyasi).

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Died March 16, 2006, Belmont, California, United States
Profession Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer
Siblings Joe Flaherty, David Flaherty
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program
Music Songs Aggressive Eyes, Moving through the Darkness, Blankets Wear the Naked Fear, Compassion Lost and Found Again, Incident at Powder Ridge, Blue Extinction, Sweetly Danced in Times of Hurtful Pleasure, Monsters Hide in Plain Sight Dark, Waiting to be Lifted onto the Flames, Shattered Scenes of Blinding Burst, Firetrance Lonely Heartache Still, Hat City Fire Truck, If You Step Back Far Enough...It'll Be All Right, In Walked Lowell, Closing the Tea Party, Rut One, Woman In The Polka-Dot Dress, Tonic One, Tom Wilson's Dream, Lavendar, Weren't There Two of Them?, Song for Bobby Sands, We Have to Check Your Equipment for Bombs, Drugs, Cosmic Hallways, I Don't Live Here Anymore, I Miss Jimmy, Dirty Firetrucker, Snakes and Rattles, Kel DelPonte, No More America, Sex, Windowed by Her Eyes
Albums The Hated Music, Whirl of Nothingness, A Rock in the Snow, Last Eyes, Full Bottle, Cosmic Hallways, Alleged Crimes, Voices, Aria Nativa
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing - Variety, Music or Comedy Program, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing - Musical Variety
Movies Bigger Than Tina, Clifford, Who's Harry Crumb?, 18 Again!, Old Boyfriends, Heart Stopper, The Best of SCTV


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas 1985 TV Movie
SCTV Channel 1983-1984 TV Series writer - 18 episodes
SCTV Network TV Series writer - 30 episodes, 1981 - 1983 head writer - 9 episodes, 1981
SCTV 1980-1981 TV Series writer - 26 episodes
All the Comforts 2008 TV Series writer
Blue Collar TV 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 14 episodes
Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del 2006 TV Movie
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 written by
Primetime Glick TV Series 1 episode, 2001 writer - 29 episodes, 2001 - 2003
The Wayne Brady Show 2001-2003 TV Series writer - 15 episodes
The Martin Short Show 1999-2000 TV Series head writer - 63 episodes
Muppets Tonight TV Series writer - 12 episodes, 1996 - 1998 written by - 10 episodes, 1996
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995 TV Movie
The Martin Short Show TV Series creator - 2 episodes, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Maniac Mansion 1990-1993 TV Series creator - 65 episodes
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes 1987 TV Special short
The Tracey Ullman Show TV Series writer - 8 episodes, 1987 written by - 2 episodes, 1987
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special 1986 TV Special documentary
Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood 1986 TV Movie writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All the Comforts 2008 TV Series executive producer
Blue Collar TV 2005-2006 TV Series consulting producer - 14 episodes
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 co-producer
Primetime Glick 2001-2003 TV Series producer - 30 episodes
The Wayne Brady Show 2001-2003 TV Series producer - 15 episodes
Muppets Tonight 1996-1998 TV Series supervising producer - 22 episodes
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995 TV Movie co-executive producer
The Martin Short Show 1994 TV Series co-executive producer - 3 episodes
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987 TV Series co-producer - 13 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MADtv 2005 TV Series 2 episodes
Primetime Glick 2001-2003 TV Series 21 episodes
Clifford 1994
The Larry Sanders Show 1993 TV Series 1 episode
Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow 1989 TV Special documentary
Who's Harry Crumb? 1989
The Best of SCTV 1988 TV Movie
18 Again! 1988
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes 1987 TV Special short
The Tracey Ullman Show 1987 TV Series 2 episodes
Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special 1986 TV Special documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bigger Than Tina 1999 John Stainer
SCTV Channel 1984 TV Series The Pittsburgh Midget
BMX Bandits 1983 Businessman (uncredited)
SCTV Network 1981-1983 TV Series Wally Hung / The Pittsburgh Midget / Announcer / ...
SCTV 1980 TV Series Extra
Old Boyfriends 1979 Bloodshot Band Member

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Year of the Yahoo! 1972 camera operator: second unit

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Second City: First Family of Comedy 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Muppets Tonight (1996) · Brian Henson (executive producer)
· Dick Blasucci (executive producer)
· Kirk R. Thatcher (supervising producer)
· Patric M. Verrone (producer)
· Martin G. Baker (producer)
· Chris Plourde (producer)
· Bernie Keating (co-producer)
· Jim Lewis (co-producer)
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Special Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes (1987) · Billy Crystal
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy Special Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special (1986) · Billy Crystal (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Mert Rich (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Chris Cluess (writer)
· Stu Kreisman (writer)
· Brian McConnachie (writer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Muppets Tonight (1996) · Brian Henson (executive producer)
· Dick Blasucci (executive producer)
· Alex Rockwell (co-executive producer)
· Kirk R. Thatcher (supervising producer)
· Martin G. Baker
· Patric M. Verrone (co-producer)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Midnight Train to Moscow (1989)
1990 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety Midnight Train to Moscow (1989)
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy Special Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Lost Minutes (1987) · Dick Blasucci
· Billy Crystal
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks (executive producer)
· Jerry Belson (executive producer)
· Ken Estin (executive producer)
· Heide Perlman (executive producer)
· Richard Sakai (producer)
· Dick Blasucci (co-producer)
· Tracey Ullman (host)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) · James L. Brooks (writer)
· Jerry Belson (writer)
· Heide Perlman (writer)
· Ken Estin (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Sue Herring (writer)
· Matt Groening (writer)
· Kim Fuller (writer)
· Sam Simon (writer)
· Marc Flanagan (writer)
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Special Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special (1986) · Billy Crystal
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy Special Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (1985) · Dick Blasucci
· Michael Short
· Martin Short
1984 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy or Music Program SCTV Channel (1983) · Dick Blasucci
· Valri Bromfield
· Bob Dolman
· David Flaherty
· Joe Flaherty
· Eugene Levy
· Andrea Martin
· John McAndrew
· Martin Short
· Michael Short
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Martin Short (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Mary Charlotte Wilcox (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Mert Rich (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program SCTV Network 90 (1981) · John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Rick Moranis (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Tom Couch (writer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (writer)
· Don Novello (writer)


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