Comedy Tips: How To Beat Writer’s Block
You should be writing every day. How are you going to get better as a new comic if you don’t have new material? Why can’t I think of anything funny? This is the type of unnecessary pressure you put on yourself to come up with new bits. It’s not just you. Everyone goes thr... [Read More]
Episode #206: Nell Scovell
Who is Nell Scovell? She’s the creator of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, first staff writer hired for SPY magazine, second woman ever to write for The Simpsons, and one of only a handful of women to ever write for David Letterman. Scovell’s other TV credits include Murphy Brown, Coach and T... [Read More]
A Great Comedy Resource: the ‘Conan’ Writers’ Transitions List
If the Workaholics writers’ board of terrible joke clichés is a solid resource for what phrases not to use as a writer or comedian, then the below so-called “transitions list” that Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin shared on Twitter e... [Read More]
Inside ‘The Onion,’ ‘ClickHole,’ and ‘The A.V. Club’s Vote to Unionize
The employees at Onion Inc., the company behind satire sites The Onion and ClickHole as well as The A.V. Club, have voted to unionize and will be the latest group of online publication staffers to join the Writers Guild of America. The news was announced today in a post published at&n... [Read More]
NBC announces Late Night Writers Workshop class of 2018
Congrats to the comedians and funny writers named today to NBC’s Late Night Writers Workshop, an annual program “focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writer position.” Alumn... [Read More]
Here’s the Writing and Research Staff for Wyatt Cenac’s New HBO Series
Wyatt Cenac’s new late night docu-series Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas debuts next month, and HBO confirmed Cenac’s full writing and research staff with us today. In addition to Daily Show alum Hallie Haglund serving as an executive producer and head writer, Cenac’s team of wri... [Read More]
Here’s the Writing and Research Staff for Wyatt Cenac’s New HBO Series
Wyatt Cenac’s new late night docu-series Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas debuts next month, and HBO confirmed Cenac’s full writing and research staff with us today. In addition to Daily Show alum Hallie Haglund serving as an executive producer and head writer, Cenac’s team of wri... [Read More]
Colin Jost and Michael Che Promoted to Co-Head Writers at ‘SNL’
Saturday Night Live has made some changes to its writing staff. According to Variety, Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have been named co-head writers at the show, joining Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. (Jost previously served as a head writer from seasons 38-40 but stepped down... [Read More]
2018 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘American Vandal,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ ‘The President Show,’ and More
The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2018 WGA Award nominees today, which includes returning series like Nathan for You, Silicon Valley, and Veep as well as new series like GLOW, The President Show, and Netflix’s mockumentary series American Vandal. Nathan for You earned noms in ... [Read More]
2018 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘American Vandal,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ ‘The President Show,’ and More
The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2018 WGA Award nominees today, which includes returning series like Nathan for You, Silicon Valley, and Veep as well as new series like GLOW, The President Show, and Netflix’s mockumentary series American Vandal. Nathan for You earned noms in ... [Read More]