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Mike Royce

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[…]

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Opus Moreschi

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[…]

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Travon Free

Travon Free (@travon) is a comedian, actor and Emmy nominated writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from Compton, California… and that’s where our journey begins. After some astonishing twists and turns and shootings and two-on-one street fights and a high school basketball championship and a bunch of other amazing stuff, the journey ends[…]

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Pilot Season Reviews: Part 1

Zhubin Parang (@zhubinparang) and Daniel Radosh (@danielradosh) are Emmy Award-winning writers for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In this ground-touching episode we band together to review several of this seasons new sitcoms including Dads (ugh), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (yea!), Mom (meh), The Goldbergs (sure, why not?), and Back in the Game (a sacrifice bunt). For[…]

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Tom Ruprecht

Tom Ruprecht was a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman for 12 years before he jumped ship to pursue a career in looking for work. Also, he wanted to write some books, which he did! His latest is called “This Would Drive Him Crazy: A Phony Oral History of J.D. Salinger” and it’s[…]