Host Scott Dikkers goes through the process of how to come up with a funny line and write a joke from scratch, illustrating the “How to Write Funny” system for joke creation. Get the cheatsheet at www.howtowritefunny.com/joke — for more information checkout Scott’s book, How to Write Funny
The How To Write Funny Podcast
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.”
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.
Scott talks comedy nuts and bolts with Steve Kaplan, Hollywood’s most sought-after comedy teacher.
Political comedian and activist Lee Camp sits down with Scott to talk comedy, activism, and creating his weekly political comedy TV show, “Redacted Tonight.”
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.