The Tell Your Friends! History’s Greatest Podcast! Summer Spectacular continues today with a panel discussion between Liam McEneaney and five of the best comedy writers working today. Recorded live at The Bell House.
Our panel talks about comedy writing, how to make it, their first jobs, Twitter, and what a dick Chevy Chase is.
IN CONVERSATION WITH:
ANDY BOROWITZ – writer for The New Yorker, New York Times bestselling author, National Press Club award-winner, “Funniest man in America,” according to the CBS Sunday News Morning,one of the 50 Funniest American Writers according to the Library of America, and the co-creator The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
ANDY BLITZ - has written for, and appeared on, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Human Giant,” “Important Things with Demetri Martin,” “Eagleheart,” and Comedy Central’s “Review.”
JESSI KLEIN - is head writer and executive producer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” and has written for “Saturday Night Live.” She also wrote and appeared on “Michael & Michael Have Issues” and “The Showbiz Show with David Spade,” had a half-hour special on Comedy Central, and is a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”
CHRIS GETHARD - is a comedian and improvisor, the host of the cult hit The Chris Gethard Show, and star of a Comedy Central Half Hour special
BRYAN TUCKER – is the co-head writer of “Saturday Night Live,” where sketches he’s written and co-written include “What’s Up With That?” and “Black Jeopardy!” Previous credits include “Chappelle’s Show” (“The Racial Draft” sketch), MADTV, and “The Chris Rock Show.”
(Listen to Bryan Tucker discuss his career here: http://tyfpodcast.tumblr.com/post/41685657436/issue-4-snl-supervising-writer-bryan-tucker)