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

The How To Write Funny Podcast

Episode 19 | Steve Dildarian

TV and commercial copywriter Steve Dildarian enjoyed two seasons of his own funny and critically acclaimed animated series on HBO, The Life and Times of Tim.

Episode 18 | Jermaine Affonso

Scott talks with Jermaine Affonso, a former writer for The Onion who’s now the Editor in Chief of Clickhole, which many have called the funniest site on the Internet.

Episode 17 | Jerry Rocha

Jerry Rocha, from Dallas, TX, has been performing stand-up for 20 years. He’s appeared on Conan. Last Comic Standing, and his TV special, The Gentleman Jerry Rocha, presented by Gabriel Iglesias, premiered this month on Fuse.

Episode 15 | Louie Anderson

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.

Episode 14 | Daniel Greenberg

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.

Episode 13 | Andy Borowitz

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.

Episode 10 | Anna Lefler

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