Writers’ Bloc Podcast gives you a chance to be the “fly on the wall” as you listen to sincere, informative and hilarious interviews with America’s top TV comedy writers. Your host, J.R. Havlan, draws from his 17-years of experience writing for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to entice his guests into giving you an in-depth sneak peak at the creative process that goes into developing and writing some of the best comedy shows on television. You love the sausage, now hear how it gets made.
About J.R. Havlan
J.R. Havlan moved to New York in 1988 to begin his stand-up career and thanks to hard work, dedication and hustle, he soon found work as a waiter. Some years after that he performed stand-up on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien as well as making numerous other television appearances that didn’t matter nearly as much.
In 1996, J.R. became a writer on The Daily Show. In 1999, it became The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and that’s when the Emmys started pouring in thanks in small part to J.R. himself. (8 so far!) J.R. is not a contributor to McSweeney’s or the Huffington Post – just to be clear.
Mr. Havlan splits his time between Manhattan where he lives with his wife and two young children, and Toronto where he lives a secret life with a second family. Shhhhh…