Ted Alexandro

Ted Alexandro

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in podcast | No Comments

In an earlier phase of his life, Ted Alexandro was a music teacher, an experience he used to help co-create the web series “Teacher’s Lounge,” which recently won best Best New Comedy Web Series at the Cynopsis Awards. Ted and I talk almost exclusively about creating the web series and what it takes to bring a […]

Jessi Klein

Jessi Klein

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in podcast | No Comments

Jessi Klein is the executive producer and head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, which is all an intelligent BlocHead such as yourself should need to know to just go ahead and start listening. She was also a development executive at Comedy Central, which means she knows the business as well as the creative side of comedy […]

Eric Drysdale

Eric Drysdale

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

Eric Drysdale (pictured, left) is a man of many talents not the least of which is the writing of materials suitable for inclusion in the category of televised comedy/variety. On Thursday, December 18th Eric and his co-scribes ended their long run writing for The Colbert Report on Comedy Central and with any luck he’ll will […]

Doug Abeles

Doug Abeles

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in podcast | One Comment

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

Hugh Moore

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

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

Jason Ross

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

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

Chris Regan

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

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

Charlie Grandy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in podcast | One Comment

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

Lesley Arfin

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

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 […]

Damien Fahey

Damien Fahey

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

Damien Fahey is a writer for Family Guy on FOX. We discuss that. He also voiced two episodes of Family Guy called, “Peter’s Daughter” and “I Dream of Jesus”. We forgot to discuss that. In addition to writing for the TV box, Damien has also appeared on it, first as the long-running host of MTV’s […]