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On Comedy Writing

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Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.

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Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.

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36 Ratings
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Solid Stuff

By mikeboxelder - Jul 27 2018
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God some good nugs in here.

Excellent Podcast

By Adnama Enomad - Mar 14 2017
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This is an excellent podcast.

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
3
2
0
0

Solid Stuff

By mikeboxelder - Jul 27 2018
Read more
God some good nugs in here.

Excellent Podcast

By Adnama Enomad - Mar 14 2017
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This is an excellent podcast.
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On Comedy Writing

Latest release on May 08, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #22 - Nick Wiger

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Nick Wiger (Doughboys, Comedy Bang! Bang!) joins Alan to talk about why he stopped performing, why it’s "unfun" to write comedy about politics, and how he left a job for a sitcom that was cancelled before it was written.

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Aug 30 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #2: #92 - Karen Chee

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Karen Chee (Late Night with Seth Meyers, 2019 Golden Globes) joins Alan to talk about watching old British comedy, why she likes political satire, and internal versus external monologue jokes.

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Feb 20 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: #77 - Django Gold

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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.

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Oct 03 2018

53mins

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Rank #4: #68 - Bryan Tucker

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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.

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Aug 01 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #5: #18 - Neil Campbell

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Neil Campbell (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins Alan to talk about writing and performing a new sketch every Friday in college, taking the first UCB LA sketch class taught by Scott Aukerman, and how Comedy Bang! Bang! changed and evolved over time.

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Aug 02 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #6: #35 - Mitra Jouhari

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Mitra Jouhari (The President Show, Miracle Workers) joins Alan to talk about dropping out of college to pursue comedy, being a writer’s assistant on Full Frontal, and getting hired for her first sitcom job because of a humor piece.

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Dec 06 2017

54mins

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Rank #7: #43 - Ana Fabrega

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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.

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Jan 31 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: #34 - Streeter Seidell

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Streeter Seidell (Saturday Night Live, College Humor) joins Alan to talk about the early days of online sketch comedy, meeting Lorne Michaels, and writing David S. Pumpkins.

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Nov 29 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #9: #76 - Kristen Bartlett

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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.

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Sep 26 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: #13 - Carl Tart

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Carl Tart (MADtv, Brockmire) joins Alan to talk about using the Second City process to write sketch, the challenges of writing on a television sketch show, and his fast writing process.

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Mar 10 2017

50mins

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Rank #11: #78 - Alison Leiby

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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.

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Oct 10 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #12: Sketch Classes with Michael Goldenberg

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Alan talks with Michael Goldenberg (The Pack Theater) about sketch classes in Los Angeles.

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May 02 2018

38mins

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Rank #13: #84 - Zach Rice

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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.

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Nov 28 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: #54 - Anna Drezen

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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.

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Apr 18 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: #57 - Seth Reiss

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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.

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May 09 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: #93 - Mike Scollins

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Mike Scollins (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Funny or Die) joins Alan to talk about digital comedy, writing an SNL monologue, and working on an awards show in the height of the #MeToo movement. 

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Feb 27 2019

53mins

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Rank #17: #63 - Anthony DeVito

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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.

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Jun 20 2018

1hr

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Rank #18: #71 - Heather Anne Campbell

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Heather Anne Campbell (Saturday Night Live, Corporate) joins Alan to talk about starting improv at 14, The Midnight Show ending, and the development process.

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Aug 22 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #19: #87 - David Angelo

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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.

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Dec 19 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: #75 - Broti Gupta

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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.

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Sep 19 2018

55mins

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