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On Comedy Writing
Weekly
 
Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.
 
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Bob Vulfov (UCB, The New Yorker) joins Alan to talk about moving to America at 12, trying different things to generate ideas, and writing jokes on Twitter.
 
Alan talks with Jesse David Fox (Vulture, Good One: A Podcast About Jokes) about comedy journalism.
 
David Angelo (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) joins Alan to talk about good sitcoms for writers to watch, why film school isn’t worth it, and sneaking in a packet that got him hired.
 
Alan talks with Kelsey Harper (The Magnet) about graduate school.
 
Scott Vrooman (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) joins Alan to talk about being an economist while doing comedy, writing a book, movie, and television show with his sketch group, and breaking in to the American entertainment industry.
 
Zach Rice (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, The Onion) joins Alan to talk about doing many internships, tips for applying to The Onion Fellowship, and being the only white writer in a room.
 
Carrie Wittmer (The Belladonna Comedy, New Erotica For Feminists) joins Alan to talk about her comprehensive writing major, making herself write humor pieces every week, and being an entertainment journalist. New Erotica For Feminists is out now! https://www.amazon.com/New-Erotica-Feminists-Satirical-Fantasies-ebook/dp/B07D22FBSD/ref=sr_1_1?ie= ...…
 
Asher Perlman (The Opposition) joins Alan to talk about doing ComedySportz in high school, the Second City approach to sketch, and how to train for Improvised Shakespeare Company.
 
Zhubin Parang (The Daily Show) joins Alan to talk about why he likes South Park, being a lawyer and doing comedy at night, and the difference in writing for Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah.
 
Joanna Bradley (The Break with Michelle Wolf, Saturday Night Live) joins Alan to talk about playing jazz in high school, creating characters, and writing on SNL the week of the 2016 election.
 
Pat Cassels (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, College Humor) joins Alan to talk about starting as an intern at College Humor, the College Humor show, and writing political comedy.
 
Alison Leiby (The Opposition, The President Show) joins Alan to talk about taking a stand-up class, self-publishing a parody book, and writing satire through characters.
 
Django Gold (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Onion) joins Alan to talk about absurdity in comedy, the death of digital comedy, and starting out on the digital team at Colbert.
 
Kristen Bartlett (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Saturday Night Live) joins Alan to talk about working standards and practices at Adult Swim, starting an indie sketch group, and drawing comedy from real life.
 
Broti Gupta (Speechless, Friends From College) joins Alan to talk about originally being pre-med in college, writing political humor pieces, and being the youngest in a writer’s room.
 
David Young (College Humor, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) joins Alan to talk about doing magic as a kid, selling a show just before the writer’s strike, and writing on a docuseries.
 
Caitlin Bitzegaio (The Rundown with Robin Thede, UCB) joins Alan to talk about discovering UCB while in grad school, the pitfalls of sketch students, and how she comes up with characters.
 
Mike Drucker (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) joins Alan to talk about interning at SNL, writing for Nintendo, and writing infotainment.
 
Heather Anne Campbell (Saturday Night Live, Corporate) joins Alan to talk about starting improv at 14, The Midnight Show ending, and the development process.
 
Josh Comers (Conan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) joins Alan to talk about handing out flyers in Times Square for stage time, starting a blog to write monologue jokes, and writing on the Comedy Central Roasts.
 
Mike Upchurch (Mr. Show, The Chris Rock Show) joins Alan to talk about writing a sketch comedy thesis, the Mr. Show writing process, and teaching at The Pack Theater.
 
Bryan Tucker (Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show) joins Alan to talk about playing 500 shows with his college group, writing the Racial Draft sketch, and what he looks for in SNL packets.
 
Alan talks with Daniel Shar about writing and directing SCRAPS, an independent comedy film. See the Los Angeles premiere of SCRAPS at the Downtown Independent on August 8th at 8pm! For more information, check out scrapsmovie.com.
 
Tom Ruprecht (Late Show with David Letterman, The Nightly Show) joins Alan to talk about starting out as an intern at Letterman, the development process, and working on the Jon Stewart HBO animation series.
 
Caitlin Kunkel (The Belladonna Comedy, New Erotica For Feminists) joins Alan to talk about going to grad school, starting the Online Satire program at Second City, and writing a book.
 
Steve Young (Late Show with David Letterman, Maya and Marty) joins Alan to talk about his time at The Harvard Lampoon, writing a Simpsons episode, and being the star of an upcoming documentary.
 
Anthony DeVito (The Break with Michelle Wolf) joins Alan to talk about starting stand-up late, doing road gigs, and writing for the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
 
Alan talks with Michael Goldenberg (The Pack Theater) about doing stage tech in Los Angeles.
 
Taryn Englehart (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Reductress) joins Alan to talk about growing up in a religious house, the fall-out from one of her Reductress articles, and producing a segment for Hillary Clinton.
 
Justin Tyler (The Opposition, Jetpacks Go!) joins Alan to talk about studying street theater for a year, selling a pilot with Jon Gabrus, and directing commericals.
 
Arthur Meyer (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Pangea 3000) joins Alan to talk about comedy superheroes not existing, watching SNL, and the way he was hired for Late Night.
 
River Clegg (The Opposition, The Onion) joins Alan to talk about working on his college’s humor magazine, making his own version of The Onion as a kid, and working with a writing partner. Check the @OnComedyWriting Twitter to read Alan's sketch used in the pitch segment!
 
Seth Reiss (Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Onion) joins Alan to talk about the successes and failures of his sketch group, being the head writer of The Onion, and getting on staff at Comedy Bang! Bang! through a Twitter DM.
 
Alan talks with Michael Goldenberg (The Pack Theater) about sketch classes in Los Angeles.
 
Sal Gentile (Late Night with Seth Meyers, UCB) joins Alan to talk about working on MSNBC for Chris Hayes, covering presidential elections from journalistic and comedic perspectives, and writing the A Closer Look segment.
 
Anna Drezen (Saturday Night Live, Reductress) joins Alan to talk about her “tense" relationship with writing, doing open mics, and writing a packet for SNL.
 
Evan Waite (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The President Show) joins Alan to talk about teaching English in China, writing comedy about Trump, and working with Tina Fey.
 
Gary Richardson (Saturday Night Live, Miracle Workers) joins Alan to talk about starting out in Chicago, getting his first writing job from a short film, and his first year writing on Saturday Night Live.
 
Scott Sherman (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight) joins Alan to talk about archiving sketches at Second City, working on packets, and how writing for The Colbert Report was like a math problem.
 
Beth Newell (Reductress) joins Alan to talk about political cartoons, her time as the Managing Director of Sketch at The Magnet, and the early days of Reductress.
 
Chelsea Davison (The Opposition, @midnight) joins Alan to talk about doing stand-up for the first time because of a college class, getting an agent because of her Lena Dunham impression, and being a cast member on the rebooted MadTV.
 
John Reynolds (The President Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) joins Alan to talk about Celebrity Deathmatch, writing children’s animation, and his webcomic, A Fistful of Babies.
 
James Folta (The New Yorker, Paul Ryan Magazine) joins Alan to talk writing online humor, parody magazines, and the state of political satire.
 
Dan Chamberlain (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Above Average) joins Alan to talk about how bad commercial auditions led him to writing, doing sketch open mics at UCB, and the state of digital comedy.
 
Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ClickHole) joins Alan to talk about how he sold his first book, writing comic books, and the early days of Colbert’s Late Show.
 
Dan Gregor (How I Met Your Mother, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) joins Alan to talk about starting the NYU sketch comedy group, getting stuck in the development process, and writing and directing his first movie.
 
Ana Fabrega (The Chris Gerhard Show, The Truth About Pangea) joins Alan to talk about working in finance, creating characters in her room, and working on an HBO pilot with Fred Armisen.
 
Sam West (The Onion, Our Cartoon President) joins Alan to talk about working on The Onion movie, creating Adult Swim infomercials, and writing for animation.
 
Andy Bobrow (Brooklyn 99, Last Man on Earth) joins Alan to talk about working in advertising for 15 years, making a pilot, and writing on Community.
 
Noah Garfinkel (New Girl, The President Show) joins Alan to talk about hosting a show at Rififi, why Kroll Show was the most fun job, and writing on the last season of New Girl.
 
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