How To Write Funny

How To Write Funny

howtowritefunny.com/podcast
A serious conversation about comedy.


34 | Merrill Markoe
May 15 • 86 min
Author, performer, and original head writer of Late Night with David Letterman
33 | How to Write a Joke
Apr 20 • 44 min
Here’s the “How to Write Funny” system for writing a joke funny line
32 | Levni Yilmaz
Mar 29 • 59 min
Creator of the YouTube hit “Tales of Mere Existence”
31| Three Fundamentals of Comedy Writing
Mar 15 • 34 min
Three fundamentals of successful comedy writing
30 | Tim Clue
Feb 26 • 55 min
30-year stand up veteran, playwright and public speaker.
29 | Caitlin Kunkel
Dec 31, 2018 • 46 min
Satirist and teacher, founder of The Belladonna, and author of “New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay”
28 | Christopher Titus
Nov 19, 2018 • 48 min
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.”
27 | Kurt Luchs
Nov 6, 2017 • 56 min
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.
26 | Steve Kaplan
Apr 23, 2017 • 64 min
Comedy screenwriting teacher and author of “The Hidden Tools of Comedy”
25 | Lee Camp
Dec 14, 2016 • 51 min
Comedian and host of “Redacted Tonight”
24 | Kevin Avery
Nov 10, 2016 • 56 min
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver staff writer
23 | Sarah Cooper
Oct 5, 2016 • 45 min
Comedian, Writer, Creator of The Cooper Review
22 | Seth Reiss
Sep 1, 2016 • 59 min
Staff writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, former head writer of The Onion.
21 | Dave Eggers
Jul 26, 2016 • 72 min
Founder of McSweeney’s, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
20 | Matt Abramson
Jun 27, 2016 • 54 min
Producer of the original Teachers webseries, Executive Producer and Co-founder of Cap Gun Collective
19 | Steve Dildarian
Apr 11, 2016 • 50 min
Creator and Star of HBO’s The Life And Times of Tim
18 | Jermaine Affonso
Feb 17, 2016 • 52 min
Editor in Chief of Clickhole
17 | Jerry Rocha
Oct 31, 2015 • 56 min
20-year Stand-Up comic veteran
16 | Beth Newell
Oct 10, 2015 • 45 min
Co-founder of Reductress
15 | Louie Anderson
Sep 23, 2015 • 52 min
Stand-up comedian, writer and TV personality Louie Anderson
14 | Daniel Greenberg
Sep 10, 2015 • 47 min
Literary Agent specializing in humor
13 | Andy Borowitz
Aug 31, 2015 • 82 min
Creator of The Borowitz Report, bestselling writer and comedian
12 | Bob Einstein
Aug 24, 2015 • 45 min
Super Dave Osborne, comedy writer, actor and producer
11 | Todd Rosenberg
Aug 17, 2015 • 54 min
Creator of Odd Todd
10 | Anna Lefler
Aug 10, 2015 • 60 min
Mommy-blogger-turned humor writer, author or The Chicktionary and the comic novel Preschooled
9 | Rich Dahm
Aug 3, 2015 • 50 min
Emmy-winning Comedy writer on the ABC sitcom The MIddle
8 | Julia Sweeney
Jul 27, 2015 • 53 min
breakout SNL star Julia Sweeney created the genderless character “Pat.”
7 | Adam Resnick
Jul 20, 2015 • 66 min
Co-creator of Fox TV series Get a Life, writer for Late NIght with David Letterman, director of Cabin Boy, author of Will Not Attend
6 | Andrew Daly
Jul 12, 2015 • 56 min
Comedian, character actor and all-around funnyman Andrew Daly
5 | Weird Al Yankovic
Jul 6, 2015 • 40 min
Top-selling recording artist and parody-song mastermind Weird Al Yankovic
4 | Kelly Leonard
Jun 28, 2015 • 65 min
President of The Second City and co-author of Yes And
3 | Ellie Kemper
Jun 21, 2015 • 68 min
The star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who also played Erin on The Office and Becca in Bridesmaids.
2 | Ben Bailey
Jun 14, 2015 • 66 min
Stand-up comedian and host of “Cash Cab.”
1 | David Javerbaum
Jun 6, 2015 • 53 min
Late Night with David Letterman writer, Daily Show executive producer, creator of the @TheTweetOfGod.