Asaad Kelada - Career

Career

After directing stage plays and teaching drama in the 1960s and 1970s, he received his first opportunity directing television in 1976 with an episode of Rhoda titled "Rhoda Questions Her Life and Flies to Paris". Since then, he has directed episodes of many well-known sitcoms, including Benson, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Facts of Life, and Who's the Boss?, for which he directed 117 episodes. His most recent work includes direction on Dharma & Greg and Everybody Loves Raymond.

In an interview, Kelada said that good casting is essential to the success of a comedy, because "you cannot make the actor BE funny". He also said that where drama is "analytical," comedy is "much more technical. It's about rhythm, timing, pace and energy."

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