103 episodes

Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.

On Comedy Writing Alan Johnson

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    • 4.8, 37 Ratings

Host Alan Johnson interviews working comedy writers about the business and craft of comedy writing.

    The Last Episode of On Comedy Writing (with Neal Sharma)

    The Last Episode of On Comedy Writing (with Neal Sharma)

    Neal Sharma (medical student, once turned in a research paper six months late) joins Alan to “make it weird” on the last ever episode of On Comedy Writing. Thanks for listening!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #102 - Moss Perricone

    #102 - Moss Perricone

    Moss Perricone (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj) joins Alan to talk about why you should just go out and do an open mic, problems with NYU, and interviewing for his current job.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    #101 - Jason Kim

    #101 - Jason Kim

    Jason Kim (Barry, Girls) joins Alan to talk about why playwrights are having so much success in television, writing a musical about K-pop, and the pitching process.
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    #100 - Brian Wysol

    #100 - Brian Wysol

    Brian Wysol (Hot Streets, Rick and Morty) joins Alan to talk about doing Channel 101, making animations on his own, and creating his own show.
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    #99 - Glenn Boozan

    #99 - Glenn Boozan

    Glenn Boozan (I Love You, America, Adam Ruins Everything) joins Alan to talk about the differences between UCBs on both coasts, doing the Second City Comedy Studies program, and why improv can sometimes be harmful in writing, 
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #98 - David Rabinowitz

    #98 - David Rabinowitz

    David Rabinowitz (BlacKkKlansman, The Pack Theater) joins Alan to talk about going to Quinnipiac University (hell yeah), how he got BlacKkKlansman made without representation, and taking a tequila shot with Brie Larson at the Oscars.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

bad news guy ,

Comedy podcast I’ve been waiting for

First off, I can’t get over how much the host sounds like a bizarro world sincere Sean Clements. Very funny & disorienting.

Amazing podcast. It has all the great contemporary comedy figures I love talking specifically and at length about writing. Lots of good insights!

Adrock86 ,

Very enjoyable, could get deeper

This podcast is great because it talks to the people behind the scenes that we rarely hear from. It's easy to talk to the "star" writers who have made it, but anecdotal stories and tales of experience from the people who are really in the thick of being a jobber are even more inspiring.

Only criticisms: 1. interviews could dive a little deeper into the craft overall and each persons approach. Something like "How did you find your voice?" would really get some good conversation going. The format seems to stayed same since the beginning and it's a little repetitive. 2. PLEASE do something about the microphones or levels. Very often I can't even listen on the train because I literally can't hear what anybody is saying. Turn it up!

mikeboxelder ,

Solid Stuff

God some good nugs in here.

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