The How To Write Funny podcast is a serious conversation about comedy.
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The How To Write Funny Podcast

Episode 29 | Caitlin Kunkel

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.


Episode 28 | Christopher Titus

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.”


Episode 27 | Kurt Luchs

Kurt Luchs, founder and editor of The Big Jewel, talks with Scott about his unusual and varied comedy career. Kurt’s new book , “It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny),” just hit bookstores.



Episode 25 | Lee Camp

Political comedian and activist Lee Camp sits down with Scott to talk comedy, activism, and creating his weekly political comedy TV show, “Redacted Tonight.”


Episode 24 | Kevin Avery

Scott talks with Emmy-winning writer Kevin Avery. Kevin is a successful bay-area stand-up comic who got into TV writing with his friend and writing-partner W. Kamau Bell. He joined the original staff of John Oliver’s show before its debut in 2014.


Episode 23 | Sarah Cooper

Scott talks with Sarah Cooper, founder of The Cooper Review, who parlayed a viral humor article into a 3-book deal. Her first book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings comes out this week.


Episode 22 | Seth Reiss

Late Night with Seth Meyers staffer and former Onion head writer Seth Reiss talks with Scott about his humor-writing process, mindset, and how he landed the best internships in comedy.


Episode 21 | Dave Eggers

Scott talks with Dave Eggers, founder of McSweeney’s, Might magazine, and 826 National, the non-profit with the cool storefronts that tutors kids and encourages them to write. His latest novel is “Heroes of the Frontier,” which comes out today.


Episode 20 | Matt Abramson

Matt Abramson’s company Cap Gun produced a funny web series called Teachers, which is now a series on TVLand. Scott spoke to Matt when the show was just a pilot. They talk about how to build success with a web series, and how ties with advertisers can be a help or a hinderance.