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Tristram Shapeero
Birth date: 1966
Occupation: Director
Also known for: Brass Eye, Green Wing, Parks and Recreation
Work on Community
Title: Director
Directing debut: Contemporary American Poultry
Active on Community: 2010-present

I thought this was going to be a genius episode because this is what this show does, it takes traditional situation television comedy and kind of turns it on its head.
Tristram Shapeero

Tristram shapeero
Tristram Shapeero
Tristram Shapeero is a British director who specializes in television comedies. His work in Britain include "Brass Eye", "Smack the Pony", "Green Wing", and "Absolutely Fabulous". Besides his recent work on "Community", he has directed other American sitcoms including "Parks and Recreation", "Happy Endings", and "Workaholics". His directorial debut on Community was the critically acclaimed Season One episode "Contemporary American Poultry". He has since gone on to direct ten more episodes of the show including "Paradigms of Human Memory" and "Regional Holiday Music". His last directorial effort on the show was the Season Three finale "Introduction to Finality".


Tristram was born in Bath, Sommerset, England in 1966. His career in British television production started with the series "Drop the Dead Donkey" working as an audience coordinator. He continued working behind the scenes in various production jobs before finally making his debut as director in the series "Smack the Pony". He worked in the U.K. for nearly a decade as a director until he moved to the U.S. in July 2009 to work on American sitcoms. In July 2010, Tristram was recognized for his work in television when he received an honorary DLitt (Doctor of Letters) award from Bath Spa University.

Episodes directed[]

Episode Season Airdate
"Contemporary American Poultry" Season One April, 22, 2010
"Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples" Season Two October 21, 2010
"Aerodynamics of Gender" Season Two November 4, 2010
"Paradigms of Human Memory" Season Two April 21, 2011
"Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" Season Three October 27, 2011
"Studies in Modern Movement" Season Three November 10, 2011
"Regional Holiday Music" Season Three December 8, 2011
"Pillows and Blankets" Season Three April 5, 2012
"Virtual Systems Analysis" Season Three April 19, 2012
"Course Listing Unavailable" Season Three May 3, 2012
"Introduction to Finality" Season Three May 17, 2012
"History 101" Season Four February 7, 2013
"Paranormal Parentage" Season Four February 14, 2013
"Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations" Season Four March 7, 2013
"Herstory of Dance" Season Four April 4, 2013
"Intro to Felt Surrogacy" Season Four April 11, 2013
"Intro to Knots" Season Four April 18, 2013
"Advanced Introduction to Finality" Season Four May 9, 2013
"Repilot" Season Five January 2, 2014
"Basic Intergluteal Numismatics" Season Five January 9, 2014
"Cooperative Polygraphy" Season Five January 16, 2014
"Analysis of Cork-Based Networking" Season Five January 30, 2014
"Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality" Season Five February 27, 2014
"VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing" Season Five March 13, 2014