Lance Khazei is an Emmy nominated writer, award winning producer, and festival acclaimed director. Lance has created, written and developed television comedy for Fox, Disney, MTV, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and Amblin Television. He has written comedy for a spectrum of notable talent including Bill Maher, John Leguizamo, Alan Cumming, Chevy Chase and Robin Williams. Khazei served as a creator and supervising producer on his own sketch comedy “Color TV,” which received a six script order from NBC. A Harvard graduate, Lance made a splash in feature film when he sold the first two original screenplays he ever penned. Khazei sold “Romantic Comedy” to MGM and action, adventure, comedy “Baby Formula" to New Line. While Khazei did not participate in the production rewrites, “Baby Formula” was re-developed as the theatrical release “Son of the Mask.” Khazei has worked as a writer on additional action and comedy feature films for New Line, Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures.

“NAMCAR Night Race,” an independent comedy Lance wrote and directed screened to forty-five festival wins and honors worldwide, including multiple Audience Awards, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Comedy and Best Television Pilot awards. NAMCAR stars Theo Von of the Netflix special “No Offense” and James Morosini of HBO’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” MovieMaker Magazine calls NAMCAR Night Race, "brilliant." The Mindfield Film Festival adds, "NAMCAR is deliriously funny." New Filmmakers LA calls Lance a "passionate and ultra-talented writer director." Fox Digital hired Lance to write and direct a 1970s period piece comedy starring Rob Delaney of Amazon's “Catastrophe.”

Serving as a senior advisor for decorated Marine and Congressman Seth Moulton’s run for President in 2020, Lance wrote and directed the campaign's presidential launch video. Khazei was a founding producer of HuffPost Live, the pioneering video streaming news service. Lance created two weekly series for HuffPost: “The Writer’s Room,” and “Political Junkies,” HuffPost’s signature political round table show. HuffPost Live was named Mashable's Best Media Innovation of 2012, earned a Webby Award in 2013 and Khazei was named a producer to watch in 2015 by Indie's UNITE.

Lance Khazei is a member of the WGA Middle Eastern Writers Diversity Committee and enjoys creating escapist entertainment. Lance thinks that might have something to do with his father leaving behind an oppressive regime in Iran to realize the American Dream. His mother’s family emigrated from Italy. Before Lance’s career in the entertainment industry, he worked for City Year, a domestic Peace Corps. Khazei was also a founding member of the non-profit, Be The Change. Lance was raised in New England and currently resides in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife Megan and Bernedoodle, Papi.