Filmmaker, Author, Comedy Expert
Roger Nygard grew up outside Minneapolis on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. At age seven he discovered his father’s 8mm camera has been making films ever since. Nygard is known for the feature film Suckers and the documentaries Trekkies, The Nature of Existence, and Truth About Marriage. He has also directed TV series such as The Office and The Bernie Mac Show. His work as an editor includes Emmy-nominated episodes of Who Is America?, Veep, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Recently he co-produced and edited the documentary series The Comedy Store.
As an author, Nygard has written Cut to the Monkey, about making and editing hit comedy series, which also features wisdom (quips?) from comedy luminaries like Sacha Baron Cohen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Larry David. And Nygard’s book Truth About Marriage, with the help of relationship experts like Pat Allen, William Doherty, John & Julie Gottman, gets to bottom of why relationships are so darn hard for everybody.