Doug Abeles

Doug Abeles

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

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 […]

Rebecca Drysdale

Rebecca Drysdale

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in podcast | One Comment

Rebecca Drysdale grew up in Versailles, France and Vancouver and Montreal, Canada, which makes her sound more like a line of designer clothing than a comedy writer, but comedy writer she is! For the fantastically funny Key & Peele show on Comedy Central. Rebecca attended Sarah Lawrence College for a minute, where she met her writing […]

Mike Royce

Mike Royce

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

In this episode we talk to Mike Royce (executive producer of “Enlisted“, Fridays at 9 on Fox) about the intricacies of transitioning from comedian to staff writer to executive producer and showrunner, which is not as easy as it sounds, and it doesn’t even sound easy. We also discuss different shooting styles and writing styles […]

Lisa Ann Walter

Lisa Ann Walter

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in podcast | One Comment

Lisa Ann Walter is, and always has been, a very busy woman. Known for stand-out roles in features such as The Parent Trap, Bruce Almighty, War of the Worlds, Killers and Shall We Dance, Lisa also co-created, produced and starred in several half-hour sitcoms including Life’s Work for ABC, and she’s the creator and judge […]