43 episodes

Scott Dikkers, founder of TheOnion.com and The Onion's editor-in-chief for most of the last 25 years, interviews celebrities, writers, and other people in the comedy industry about their background, philosophy and process.

How To Write Funny Scott Dikkers

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    • 4.5 • 44 Ratings

Scott Dikkers, founder of TheOnion.com and The Onion's editor-in-chief for most of the last 25 years, interviews celebrities, writers, and other people in the comedy industry about their background, philosophy and process.

    Episode 43 | Mike Sacks

    Episode 43 | Mike Sacks

    Mike Sacks is the bestselling author of Stinker Lets Loose, Passable in Pink, and the excellent comedy-writer interview books Here’s the Kicker and Poking a Dead Frog.

    • 57 min
    Episode 42 | Anne Libera

    Episode 42 | Anne Libera

    Founder of the Comedy Studies program at Columbia College and comedy professor Anne Libera talks comedy history, comedy theory, and why it all matters.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 41 | Michael Gerber

    Episode 41 | Michael Gerber

    Michael Gerber talks about his hard-won career in comedy writing for TV, writing parody novels, and finally editing and publishing The American Bystander magazine.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 40 | Margaret Cho

    Episode 40 | Margaret Cho

    Veteran stand-up comic, writer and actress Margaret Cho talks about getting started in the 80s comedy boom, her TV show, and her thoughts on writing and performing stand-up.

    • 47 min
    Stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman

    Stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman

    Stand-up comic, TV writer and actress Jen Kirkman talks about her comedy, social media, pitching TV shows, and how to weather the ups and downs of the business.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode38 | Matt Braunger

    Episode38 | Matt Braunger

    Scott talks with veteran stand-up comedian and comic actor Matt Braunger about getting started, making it in stand-up, and making it in acting.

    • 54 min

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