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EPISODES

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Oct 2017
Ep. 57 – Writer Mike Upchurch – Mr. Show/MADTv

This week’s episode is a real treat as we sit down with comedy nerd/sketch writer extraordinaire Mike Upchurch, who has written sketches for Mr. Show (with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross), The Chris Rock Show, and MADtv. We learn about his start in Las Vegas, and his UNLV Graduate program, where he wrote the Poetics of Sketch Comedy – an academic look of the origins and elements of sketch.  We cover a little bit of everything from writing for premium channel cult hits and major network television to his really funny and original projects he is currently working on. You can watch his Cocktails and Dreams proof of concept featuring the very funny Chris Fairbanks and the Read more

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10
Oct 2017
Ep. 56 – Writer Greg Porper – Don’t Tell Larry/Worst Birthday Ever

This interview was packed with great stories of how Greg brings to life the many projects he is working on, and shows you that you have to keep working on new things with good people to get ahead in the business. From shadowing Steve Levitan on Modern Family to pitching his project to executives at the CW network it was really amazing to hear all about Greg’s experiences. There were many little morsels of advice for writers, but one thing is for certain Greg is great at keeping in touch with people he meets, keeping those connections, treating those around him with respect, and believes that hard work will pay off — you Read more

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12
Sep 2017
Ep. 55 – Writer Mike Stern – Broken Road Productions

In this episode I have the chance to speak with writer, actor and ex-Tom Cruise stand-in Mike Stern. I have always been impressed and just how much and how well Mike writes. There doesn’t seem to be a genre that he cannot do – film, television, comedy, horror, drama, suspense-thrillers, detective movies – and it’s inspirational to hear from someone working hard to break into Hollywood. He offers some really insightful points on honing your craft, and having the drive and work ethic so when the opportunity arises you are ready. Sometimes you even have to create those opportunities through unpaid internships at a production company, or paying a pretty-penny Read more

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22
Aug 2017
Ep. 54 – Writer’s Assistant Taylor Friedman – Fuller House

We had the awesome opportunity to talk to writer’s assistant Taylor Friedman, who gave us a really insightful view of the Fuller House writer’s room, the nitty-gritty work and attention to detail aspects of an assistant, and some really great thoughts on navigating the writer’s room and getting noticed for bigger opportunities with the staff. Fuller House writers have a really tough job creating something new in Fuller House, while still paying homage or respect to the original Full House. It has to offer up heaps of nostalgia on fans from the late 80’s and early 90’s, while still developing a new fan base with different tastes and references. No easy feat. It’s Read more

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15
Aug 2017
Ep. 53 – Writers Curtis Cook and Subhah Agarwal – Jim Jefferies Show

In this episode we interview two writers from the political satire show The Jim Jefferies Show. Two stand up comedians, Curtis Cook and Subhah Agarwal, sound appreciative to work with the great comedian Jim Jefferies. Having the opportunity to watch an incredibly talented comedian Jim Jefferies churn out these amazing rants, jokes and take on US politics and world issues is a real eye-opener for Cook and Agarwal. This fun episode is filled with some really helpful advice on sometimes doing the things you don’t know will have a payoff, but with hard work and determination (also sheer grit, luck and a good manager) you can get some really awesome Read more

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ABOUT

ABOUT

Script

We read the pilot script.

Talk

We talk about the cast, news and trivia about the show.

Screen

We watch the pilot episode.

Rate

We grade the script and the screen versions. Which was better?

Podcast

We discuss the differences between the two.

Repeat

We do it again! Read script, watch show, talk tv...

HOSTS

HOSTS

Alex
Host

``I'm just trying to keep this from going over an hour.``

Alex
Alex
Host
Alex
Host

``I'm just trying to keep this from going over an hour.``

Jason
Host

``The explicit warning up top is exclusively because of me.``

Jason
Jason
Host
Jason
Host

``The explicit warning up top is exclusively because of me.``

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

Voice-Over Talent

We want to give a shout out to Libby Clearfield, Coupe Studios, and Jenny Meyers for all their help. They are both incredible voice-over talents. Visit them, hire them, they were wonderful to work with.

Links

Connect online by visiting: www.libbyclearfield.com, www.coupestudios.com, www.jennmeyervo.com

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