Doug Abeles

Oct 16, 2014 | No Comments
Doug Abeles

Doug Abeles is one of the cockiest comedy writers in the business, or more accurately, whatever the opposite of “cockiest” is. Those of you in your late 20’s or later might be inspired to hear that Doug is a successful, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who didn’t even start trying to get into the business until […]

Hugh Moore

Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments
Hugh Moore

Hugh Moore and I met in (undisclosed year) and hadn’t seen each other for (undisclosed number of) years, so I was thrilled to find out he was not only working but also willing to talk to me about it. His latest gig has him writing for a new sketch show called Friends of the People […]

Jason Ross

Sep 11, 2014 | No Comments
Jason Ross

Jason Ross is a writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but here’s the rub – he lives in L.A. even though the show tapes in New York City. What what?! We discuss how a writer living 3000 miles away from what you would imagine would be his office can, 1 – do his […]

Chris Regan

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments
Chris Regan

Chris Regan is a comedy writer who won five Emmys during his seven seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He talks about leaving a lucrative (potential) career in advertising to chase a very potentially un-lucrative career in comedy writing. It turned out well. We talk about the early days at TDS and what […]

Charlie Grandy

Jun 6, 2014 | One Comment
Charlie Grandy

Charlie Grandy was a writer on The Daily Show without Jon Stewart. He was also a writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and was on staff with me when we won our first Emmy. Good times. We talk about those years, the difference between the “Jon” and “non-Jon” writing processes, and what it’s […]

Lesley Arfin

May 21, 2014 | No Comments
Lesley Arfin

Lesley Arfin was one of the growing number of fantastic people I’d never met before talking to them on the podcast. Fortunately, we hit it off nicely and had a great conversation about her work as a writer on Girls, Awkward, Portlandia, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. As you might imagine, these are all very different shows […]