Talking Comedy and Politics with Former Obama Speechwriter David Litt
Not many people can claim that they landed their first post-college job as a 24-year-old speechwriter and joke writer for the President of the United States, which is just part of what makes David Litt’s new book Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, out today, so fasci... [Read More]
Trump’s ‘Sweet Valley High’ Spec Novel Notes, by Kit Lively
Donna is a smart, beautiful, popular girl. Really, really big boobs, maybe? But they let her be head cheerleader anyway, because she can do all of the complicated routines and flips and so on, even though her boobs are like, huge.Most of the other girls are jealous of her, and of her awesome pony. T... [Read More]
Trump’s ‘Sweet Valley High’ Spec Novel Notes, by Kit Lively
Donna is a smart, beautiful, popular girl. Really, really big boobs, maybe? But they let her be head cheerleader anyway, because she can do all of the complicated routines and flips and so on, even though her boobs are like, huge.Most of the other girls are jealous of her, and of her awesome pony. T... [Read More]
‘SNL’s Weekend Update Is No Longer Accepting Freelance Joke Submissions
Bad news for joke writers: We’ve learned that starting this season, Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update is no longer accepting freelance joke submissions for the segment. While the show hasn’t officially confirmed the news, at least one writer who submitted a packet this year has ... [Read More]
Out of Office Replies for These Political Times, by Kimberly Harrington
I’m sorry I missed your e-mail. As you may have heard, women are no longer allowed to use computers so I’ve actually missed every single e-mail since January 2017. Please write your question(s) on an old white man and have him walk over to my hut. Thank you and Namaste. ….. Due to... [Read More]
The Harrowing, True Story of When I Lost My Wallet at the Farmer’s Market, by Jonathan Zeller
MORNING: MY ROUTINE I wake up in my Brooklyn apartment, put my Pomeranian in her sweater, take the elevator downstairs, and avoid eye contact with my doorman so I don’t have to talk about sports. Blah blah blah my son is the Knicks’ point guard. Who cares? I head for the apple orchard&rs... [Read More]
The Harrowing, True Story of When I Lost My Wallet at the Farmer’s Market, by Jonathan Zeller
MORNING: MY ROUTINE I wake up in my Brooklyn apartment, put my Pomeranian in her sweater, take the elevator downstairs, and avoid eye contact with my doorman so I don’t have to talk about sports. Blah blah blah my son is the Knicks’ point guard. Who cares? I head for the apple orchard&rs... [Read More]
Episode #170: Scot Armstrong
Scot Armstrong grew up outside of Chicago and first studied comedy under the legendary Del Close, before moving to New York City and joining the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe Mother, whose members included Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Daly and Jessica St. Clair. He has since worked with St. Clair ... [Read More]
These Niche Podcasts Were Made For You! by Brian Alexander
TO: mikeymilwaukee33@gmail.com Marginally Attractive Men in Milwaukee. Do you live in Milwaukee? Do you consider yourself a man who’s at least marginally attractive? Then this podcast is for you! Okay, we know that’s wildly specific, but that’s just the type of zany fun you&rs... [Read More]
These Niche Podcasts Were Made For You! by Brian Alexander
TO: mikeymilwaukee33@gmail.com Marginally Attractive Men in Milwaukee. Do you live in Milwaukee? Do you consider yourself a man who’s at least marginally attractive? Then this podcast is for you! Okay, we know that’s wildly specific, but that’s just the type of zany fun you&rs... [Read More]