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Matthew Diffee

Matthew Diffee is a very funny man and an excellent artist, which makes him perfectly suited for the world of cartooning. Matt has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999 and he now has a fantastically entertaining book out called “Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.” We start, as usual, at the beginning, discussing[…]

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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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Larry Wilmore

There are a handful of people in this business who can do it all and Larry Wilmore is one of those people. He has not only created successful shows on his own, he has written for every genre known to television comedy, acted on “the TV” and in “the movies”, written a book with another[…]

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Rob Kutner

Rob Kutner was my fellow writer and officemate at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for six and a half years. Before that prison sentence he wrote for Dennis Miller Live, and in 2009 he left TDS to board the unsinkable Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien! Unfortunately, that show sunk. Fortunately, Rob retained his writing[…]

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Neal Brennan

Neal Brennan is a writer, director and stand-up comedian with some high profile credits well worth mentioning, particularly that he was the co-creator and executive producer of Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central and the co-writer — along with Dave Chappelle — of the movie Half Baked. Neal’s comedy-origin story is an unusual one. It’s a[…]