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Comedy Writers on What Goes on in the Writers' Room

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Mike Sacks Mike Sacks (Mike Bishop/Courtesy of the author)

Mike Sacks interviewed comedians and comedy writers to find out how they work, what can go wrong, and the joys of a successful show for his book Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers. He’s joined by comedy writers Adam Resnick and Will Tracy, who try to explain the mysterious world of comedy and share stories of what goes on in the writers’ rooms at The Onion, Saturday Night Live, and late night shows.

Poking a Dead Frog, by Mike Sacks
Poking a Dead Frog, by Mike Sacks

 

Guests:

Adam Resnick, Mike Sacks and Will Tracy

Comments [2]

antonio from baySide

Question.

If it has become known its the Executives, the suits, etc. which are the problem, why do they exist?

Jul. 01 2014 01:43 PM

With taste that runs to Jenny Young man and Joan Rivers, it's no wonder that Lopate found Steve Martin and Tina Fey unfunny.

Jul. 01 2014 01:39 PM

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