Scott talks with Harvard Lampoon President about the nation’s oldest college humor magazine’s humor, pranks, and castle, and how to lead a band of misfit comedy writers.
The How To Write Funny Podcast
Scott walks through the specific steps for writing a satirical article, essay, stand-up bit, or sketch.
Scott asks Ryan Creamer how he became the hot new thing in comedy by doing hilariously wholesome videos on Pornhub.
Scott chats with multi-Emmy-winning comedy writer and performer Merrill Markoe about breaking into TV writing, her years working with David Letterman as he was coming up, and her audiobook (co-written with Megan Koester), “The Indignities of Being a Woman.”
Lev joins Scott to talk about how he found success doing the animated “Tales of Mere Existence” series on YouTube, which has racked up millions of views.
Scott talks about three fundamentals of successful comedy writing and how to go after them: (1) writing 10 funny ideas every day, (2) overcoming writer’s block, and (3) avoiding clichés.
Tim Clue joins Scott to discuss the craft of stand-up comedy, how to improve it, make money at it, and get better at it quickly.
Guest Caitlin Kunkel talks her road to success writing humor for McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, and landing her first book deal. She and Scott discuss the mindset and discipline of making a writing career.
Scott talks with stand-up comedian Christopher Titus about his comic persona, performing and writing on stage, creating his Fox TV show “Titus,” and his feature film, “Special Unit.”