The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Terence Nance on breaking the mold




Suspending expectations and being provocative is part of the creative process for Terence Nance, creator of “Random Acts of Flyness.” “I think that the success of the show getting on air was because I’d done a part of it, shot some pieces and said this is it, this is what it is—a sort of breaking apart of satire, television satire and political television satire… But it’s also not yours anyway. That moment which it airs, the discourse that it’ll create is unwieldy and it’s worthy as an experiment in chaos,” he says during a conversation with fellow award-winners on the FX special “Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year.” The program is available on demand here.