Kyle Newacheck

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Kyle Newacheck
Born (1984-01-23) January 23, 1984 (age 40)
  • Writer
  • director
  • producer
  • actor
Years active2004–present

Kyle Newacheck (born January 23, 1984) is an American television writer, director, producer and actor. He is one of the creators of the Comedy Central show Workaholics, in which he also co-starred. He is a producer and director on the FX comedy horror series What We Do in the Shadows.

Life and career[edit]

Originally from Concord, California,[2] Newacheck graduated from The Los Angeles Film School in 2004 with a degree in editing.[3][4] He worked as an editing teacher at his alma mater before forming the sketch comedy group, Mail Order Comedy with Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm in 2006.[5][6]

Newacheck began writing, directing and editing comedy short films with Mail Order Comedy, most notably the "Crossbows and Moustaches" web series for Myspace.[4] In 2011, Newacheck co-created Workaholics, a Comedy Central series which aired for seven seasons, which revolves around three slackers and their drug dealer. Newacheck co-stars in the series as the drug dealer Karl Hevacheck.[7]

Newacheck also directed approximately half of the Workaholics episodes. He has since become a television comedy director, directing episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings and others.[citation needed][8][9][10] He is currently set to direct an untitled TV movie written by Greg Daniels and Robert Padnick.

Newacheck also collaborated with Mail Order Comedy partner DeVine for his show Adam DeVine's House Party. Newacheck is the co-creator, director, and occasional star.

He directed the music video for Childish Gambino's "The Worst Guys" in 2014 alongside his brother, Adam.

In June 2016 it was announced that Devine, Anderson, Holm and Newacheck were working on a film with Seth Rogen as producer.[11] The film, Game Over, Man!, debuted on Netflix in 2018.

Since 2019, he has been a co-executive producer and director on the FX series What We Do in the Shadows.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Result
2022 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series What We Do in the Shadows Nominated[13]


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  2. ^ "Comedy Central Stars Take on the Taco Trail". Visit Concord. 2021-09-08. Retrieved 2023-12-22.
  3. ^ "Kyle Newacheck - Bio - Workaholics". Comedy Central Press.
  4. ^ a b "Bios". Mail Order Comedy. Archived from the original on Dec 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Kyle Newacheck". The Los Angeles Film School.
  6. ^ "BIO". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2020.
  7. ^ "'Workaholics' Anderson, Holm, and Newacheck Sign With WME". Deadline. 30 June 2014.
  8. ^ Barsanti, Sam (January 13, 2016). "Workaholics guys to team up with the Russo brothers for graphic novel adaptation". The A.V. Club.
  9. ^ Couch, Aaron (19 March 2013). "'Workaholics' Co-Creator on Show's Future and Directing Chevy Chase". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ The Contra Costa Times (10 January 2013). "Blake Anderson And Kyle Newacheck, 'Workaholics' Stars, Reflect On Concord Roots" – via HuffPost.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (June 6, 2016). "'Workaholics' Creators, Seth Rogen Team for Action Comedy 'Game Over, Man!' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (2021-02-24). "Kyle Newacheck To Produce Sci-Fi Dramedy 'I'm Totally Fine' Starring Jillian Bell & Natalie Morales; How The Film Came Together In 10 Days During Covid". Deadline.
  13. ^ "Kyle Newacheck".

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