Television Comedy: Alan Yang & Greg Daniels
This week, Emmy-award winning writers Greg Daniels and Alan Yang look back on their respective journeys writing some of television’s greatest comedies. Daniels reflects on his writing career ranging from Saturday Night Live, to adapting the American version of The Office and co-creating Parks and Recreation. Master of None co-creator Alan Yang then discusses writing naturalistic comedy culled from personal experience, crafting cultural commentary, and the importance of representation in the media.
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New Episode of On Story this week!
Comedy is Queen: A Conversation with Paula PEll
With Saturday Night Live and the movies Sisters and This is 40 in her credits, Paula Pell is the queen of comedy. In this episode, Pell talks about her background in theater, creating characters that stick, and drawing from a funny family.
What if the guy was a mobster? He'd be a tough guy, a killer, & yet he'd be the victim of his own mother. - David Chase Happy Mother's Day!
I turned out a new script every 3 days. I wrote movies, I even wrote for shows I hated just to see what that was like. - Gary David Goldberg