Charlie Grandy

Charlie Grandy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 | No Comments

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 […]

Chuck Tatham

Chuck Tatham

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

To say Chuck Tatham’s resume speaks for itself… is ridiculous, mainly because resume’s don’t have the power of speech. They’re inanimate objects. The very concept is absurd. As resume’s go, however, Chuck’s is very impressive to look at: 22 years in the business as a writer and producer at 15 different shows including “Arrested Development” […]

Bill Persky

Bill Persky

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

Bill Persky is a veteran Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who started, like so many other comedy writers of his era, as a gag writer for established comedians not all of whom, as it turns out, were terribly funny people… until Bill helped them out of course. He soon moved on to writing for variety shows […]

Wyatt Cenac – Live at NYC PodFest 2014

Wyatt Cenac – Live at NYC PodFest 2014

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in podcast | No Comments

Wyatt Cenac joins me for a live taping at NYC PodFest 2014. Wyatt won 3 Emmy Awards during his time as a writer and correspondent for The Daily Show, but did you know that Wyatt was also a writer for the hilarious animated series, King of the Hill? And do you know how he got […]

Opus Moreschi

Opus Moreschi

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in podcast | One Comment

Opus Moreschi is a classic Hollywood triple threat: a writer, performer and mammal. He also happens to be the head writer of The Colbert Report and a close personal friend of mine… as far as he knows. I’ve been promising a Colbert writer for a long time now and I’m happy to “report” that it […]