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How To Write Funny
How To Write Funny
Scott Dikkers

Scott Dikkers, founder of TheOnion.com and The Onion's editor-in-chief for most of the last 25 years, interviews celebrities, writers, and other people... more

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Episodes

Justine Bateman

Actress, writer, and director Justine Bateman talks about fame, being on the top sitcom in the country, getting older in... more

20 May 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt is an Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian and actor known for insightful comedy specials and roles in hit TV... more

03 Mar 2021 · 56 minutes
Mike Sacks

Mike Sacks is the bestselling author of Stinker Lets Loose, Passable in Pink, and the excellent comedy-writer interview books Here’s... more

17 Sep 2020 · 57 minutes
Anne Libera

Founder of the Comedy Studies program at Columbia College and comedy professor Anne Libera talks comedy history, comedy theory, and... more

24 Jul 2020 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Michael Gerber

Michael Gerber talks about his hard-won career in comedy writing for TV, writing parody novels, and finally editing and publishing... more

22 May 2020 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Margaret Cho

Veteran stand-up comic, writer and actress Margaret Cho talks about getting started in the 80s comedy boom, her TV show,... more

30 Apr 2020 · 47 minutes
Jen Kirkman

Stand-up comic, TV writer and actress Jen Kirkman talks about her comedy, social media, pitching TV shows, and how to... more

25 Mar 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Matt Braunger

Scott talks with veteran stand-up comedian and comic actor Matt Braunger about getting started, making it in stand-up, and making... more

04 Feb 2020 · 54 minutes
Liana Spiro

Scott talks with Harvard Lampoon President about the nation's oldest college humor magazine's humor, pranks, and castle, and how to... more

06 Dec 2019 · 50 minutes
How to write satire

Scott walks through the specific steps for writing a satirical article, essay, stand-up bit, or sketch.

01 Aug 2019 · 51 minutes
How To Write Funny
Justine Bateman
How To Write Funny