Female Writers in Late Night by the Numbers
Statette delivers the hard stats via this graphic. Don't shoot the messengers! NOTE: This list does not include the writing staffs for George Lopez (Lopez Tonight, TBS) or Mo'Nique (The Mo'Nique Show, BET). [Read More]
The Real 30 Rock Writers Room vs. The TGS Writers Room
Here's 30 Rock's Keith Powell, who plays Toofer on the show, on the writers room at 30 Rock vs. the writers room depicted on the show: "When we started 30 Rock five years ago, I had asked if I could sit in on the writers room. I like doing a lot of research to prepare.." [Read More]
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon cuts the "fax" line on freelancers, cites WGA? | the comic's comic
If you were one of the lucky ones, you got your name added to the fax lists, and you, too, could submit jokes on a daily basis to Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and even Saturday Night Live. Well, that's no longer the case in 2010 for freelancers to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, because they all received this new year's mass rejection letter, which cited "WGA restrictions" for cutting them loose. [Read More]
Why Are Late Night Writing Staffs Such Sausage Fests? | Comedy Central Insider
If anything, it seems like the Letterman scandal may ultimately have a silver lining. I don't think a lot of show runners are actively trying to keep women out of the late night TV, but now a bit of attention has been drawn to inconsistencies. [Read More]
Paley Panel Pointform - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writing staff | Third Beat
The writing staff of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon held a panel at the NYC Comedy Festival which included A.D. Miles (Head Writer), Wayne Federman (Head Monologue Writer), Gerard Bradford, Jeremy Bronson, Mike "Deetch" DiCenzo, Tim McAuliffe, Morgan Murphy, Amy Ozols, Diallo Riddle, Jon Rineman, Bashir Salahuddin, Stephen Rodrick (moderator). [Read More]
Comedy writers speak, perform in D.C. | the comic's comic
In advance of this weekend's White House Correspondents Dinner, the WGA East has put together a performance/panel session tonight at the Newseum, called "Writers Speak! A Potentially Regrettable Evening with Comedy Writers." The lineup includes J.R Havlan (The Daily Show), Bill Scheft (Late Show with David Letterman), Anthony Jeselnik (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Matt Goldich (Best Week Ever), Tim Carvell (The Daily Show), Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report), Tom Ruprecht (Late Show with David... [Read More]
Laughing at the News: Comedy Writers Speak | AFL-CIO
On Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will explore this change in the public's news consuming habits and the growing synergy between Washington, Wall Street, the media, and the late night comedy/variety programs. Billed as "Writers Speak! A Potentially Regrettable Evening With Comedy Writers," comedy writers from the top late night and "fake news" shows will perform stand up routines and then lead a panel discussion, moderated by WGA... [Read More]
Did The Dana Carvey Show Have One of the Greatest Comedy Writer Benches Ever? | /Film
The Dana Carvey Show is now on Hulu. What's the big deal? Well, when the sketch comedy show premiered on ABC in the mid '90s—following a family-safe block of programming—millions were in awe at the stuff it got away with. It was too good to be true, giving SNL an irreverent elbow. When Carvey spoofed President Bill Clinton by whipping out countless flabby breasts to proudly nurse babies and puppies, it was the beginning of the end. Ratings were steady but still used as a scapegoat, and it wa... [Read More]
Deep Secrets of ‘The Daily Show'
You'd think that hundreds of people would have better things to do on a Friday night than go to a panel discussion at a museum. But the auditorium at the Paley Center for Media was packed elbow-to-elbow for the panel discussion "Writers Speak: A Potentially Regrettable Evening with the Writers of ‘The Daily Show,'" part of the fifth annual New York Comedy Festival. [Read More]
2009 Writers Guild Awards, TV comedy nominees
A year ago, we couldn't really celebrate our funny TV writers, because they were on strike, but this past Monday, no such strike, so we can celebrate once again. And here are your 2009 Writers Guild Award nominees in the comedy categories. Winners will be announced Feb. 7, 2009, simultaneously in ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. [Read More]