Mike Duffy is an Emmy-winning co-founder of Ugly Brother Studios, a production company based in Los Angeles.
In collaboration with his twin brother Tim, Ugly Brother creates and produces unscripted formats, comedy formats and documentary series including the two-time Emmy winning series Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse on Amazon, The Comedy Jam on Comedy Central, Startup U on ABC Family, Life or Debt on Spike and several soon-to-be announced shows at TNT, Food Network, PopTV and A&E.
Prior to forming Ugly Brother, Duffy was Managing Director of Branded Content for Ben Silverman at Electus where he was responsible for developing family-friendly content for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including NBC’s annual holiday special A Michael Bublé Christmas and Bet on Your Baby for ABC. He also served as Executive Vice President at T Group Productions where he managed both development and current on series such as Invention USA (History Channel), Mystery Diners (Food Network), Storage Hunters, Swamp Hunters and Container Wars (truTV). Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President/Head of Development at Zodiak USA where he developed, created and sold shows such as truTV’s #1 rated hit Hardcore Pawn.
A graduate of the Penn State School of Journalism, where he co-founded Penn State’s first digital newspaper, Duffy moved to Los Angeles as a stand-up comedian and stage actor. He lives in Culver City with his wife and two daughters.