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

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.


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.