Beth Newell founded, with Sarah Pappalardo, the women’s news parody website Reductress.
The Comedy Insider Podcast
Louie Anderson is one of the most successful stand-up comics of the last 30 years. He created and starred in the animated TV series Life With Louie. He’s written several books, including Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child, and The F Word: How to Survive Your Family. For a time he was the host of TV’s Family Feud.
With the worst audio quality yet, Scott talks via wax cylinder and copper wire with literary agent Daniel Greenberg, who represents humor writers, comedians, and comedy celebrities. He also discovers new talent in the humor sphere and gets them book-publishing deals.
Scott and Andy Borowitz take a ride through his varied career, from being President of the Harvard Lampoon, creating the hit TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, stand-up and lecturing, to having his homegrown humor email list become so popular it was subsumed by The New Yorker.
Scott picks up the phone and talks with master comedy actor, writer and producer Bob Einstein, the man behind Super Dave Osborne.
Todd Rosernberg created one of the first viral online cartoon series, Odd Todd.
Scott talks with Anna Lefler, a humor author who got started as a Mommy blogger. Her first comic novel, Preschooled, comes out this fall. Her previous book was The Chicktionary: From A-Line to Z-Snap, The Words Every Woman Should Know. She’s also written and performed for the Nickelodeon/NickMom TV show Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, and is a three-time faculty member of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop
Scott chats with Rich Dahm, a two-time Emmy winner who’s written for Da Ali G Show, Dennis Miller Live, The Onion, and was co-executive producer of The Colbert Report for 6 years. He currently writes for ABC-TV’s The Middle.
Scott talks with Julia Sweeney, who became famous for her performance as “Pat” on SNL. She later became a humor author, speaker, and producer and star of the one-woman show Letting Go of God.
Scott talks with Adam Resnick, co-creator of the Fox TV series Get a Life, staff writer for Late NIght with David Letterman, writer-director of Cabin Boy, and author of Will Not Attend.