Act Three Comedy Writers Podcast

by Chip Dwyer

Act Three Comedy Writers Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 23
  • Last: 9 Feb 2015
Comedian Chip Dwyer (@chipdwyer) talks with TV comedy writers about their start in the business, the writing process, and the best parts of the job.

Episodes (23)

  • Django Gold / The Onion
    Django Gold / The Onion
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    Published: 9 Feb 2015 Duration: 34:01
    Django is a senior writer for The Onion. Chip joined Django in Chicago to talk about the many steps it took to write for America's Finest News Source. We get to hear about the endless effort and observations that contribue to Django's writi... Read more →
    Django is a senior writer for The Onion. Chip joined Django in Chicago to talk about the many steps it took to write for America's Finest News Source. We get to hear about the endless effort and observations that contribue to Django's writi... Read more →

  • Joe Toplyn / Letterman & The Tonight Show
    Joe Toplyn / Letterman & The Tonight Show
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    Published: 9 Jul 2014 Duration: 01:10:11
    Act Three has hosted Emmy winners, late-night writers, and authors. Joe Toplyn is all three. Joe joins Chip to discuss his new book, "Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV". He draws from deep late night experience on Late Night with David Lette... Read more →
    Act Three has hosted Emmy winners, late-night writers, and authors. Joe Toplyn is all three. Joe joins Chip to discuss his new book, "Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV". He draws from deep late night experience on Late Night with David Lette... Read more →

  • Dan St. Germain / Comedy Central & FOX
    Dan St. Germain / Comedy Central & FOX
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    Published: 25 Jun 2014 Duration: 36:28
    Dan joins Chip to discuss the process for writing his web series, new work for network TV, and tapping every inch of his life to help craft shows. A rare combo of both stage animal and accomplished writer, Dan talks about his luck of workin... Read more →
    Dan joins Chip to discuss the process for writing his web series, new work for network TV, and tapping every inch of his life to help craft shows. A rare combo of both stage animal and accomplished writer, Dan talks about his luck of workin... Read more →

  • Selena Coppock // New Rules For Blondes
    Selena Coppock // New Rules For Blondes
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    Published: 23 Apr 2014 Duration: 50:50
    Selena is a New York comedian, writer, and editor. She's studied improv and sketch comedy at UCB, iO, and ImprovAsylum. She joins Chip to talk about writing her book "New Rules For Blondes", her love of glam rock, and most importantly, the ... Read more →
    Selena is a New York comedian, writer, and editor. She's studied improv and sketch comedy at UCB, iO, and ImprovAsylum. She joins Chip to talk about writing her book "New Rules For Blondes", her love of glam rock, and most importantly, the ... Read more →

  • Dan Wilbur / How Not To Read
    Dan Wilbur / How Not To Read
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    Published: 26 Mar 2014 Duration: 01:09:23
    Dan joins Chip to discuss his book "How Not to Read" (Penguin Books), and the journey from a fun Tumblr account (Better Book Titles) to a literary agent to being published. He discusses the process of a book pitch, and the many ideas that g... Read more →
    Dan joins Chip to discuss his book "How Not to Read" (Penguin Books), and the journey from a fun Tumblr account (Better Book Titles) to a literary agent to being published. He discusses the process of a book pitch, and the many ideas that g... Read more →

  • Emily Heller / Surviving Jack
    Emily Heller / Surviving Jack
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    Published: 5 Mar 2014 Duration: 45:42
    Chip joins Emily in Los Angeles to talk about her recent move from New York, and her experience in the writers room for a new show. Emily shares her experience of how she was hired, and the golden rule of being ready with your own writing s... Read more →
    Chip joins Emily in Los Angeles to talk about her recent move from New York, and her experience in the writers room for a new show. Emily shares her experience of how she was hired, and the golden rule of being ready with your own writing s... Read more →

  • Ward Roberts / Dust Up
    Ward Roberts / Dust Up
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    Published: 31 Jan 2014 Duration: 48:16
    Chip joins an old friend, Ward Roberts, in Los Angeles to discuss the writing, direction and production of his latest film, Dust Up. The movie is rightfully billed as a kickass action comedy, and Ward explains how it stands on the shoulders... Read more →
    Chip joins an old friend, Ward Roberts, in Los Angeles to discuss the writing, direction and production of his latest film, Dust Up. The movie is rightfully billed as a kickass action comedy, and Ward explains how it stands on the shoulders... Read more →

  • Nate Fernald / The Pete Holmes Show
    Nate Fernald / The Pete Holmes Show
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    Published: 15 Jan 2014 Duration: 45:46
    Nate joins Chip to talk about writing for The Pete Holmes Show. He shares his infamous story of quitting a hated day job, and how it helped him focus on his goals with standup and writing. It worked!  Nate also emphasizes the importance of ... Read more →
    Nate joins Chip to talk about writing for The Pete Holmes Show. He shares his infamous story of quitting a hated day job, and how it helped him focus on his goals with standup and writing. It worked!  Nate also emphasizes the importance of ... Read more →

  • Andy Haynes / Ground Floor
    Andy Haynes / Ground Floor
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    Published: 31 Dec 2013 Duration: 53:44
    Andy joins Chip to talk about his his experience in the writers' room for Ground Floor on TBS, and his standup career, which spans several cities and scenes. Clarity and appropriately aggressive confidence helped Andy craft his advice for a... Read more →
    Andy joins Chip to talk about his his experience in the writers' room for Ground Floor on TBS, and his standup career, which spans several cities and scenes. Clarity and appropriately aggressive confidence helped Andy craft his advice for a... Read more →

  • Matt Goldich / The Jeselnik Offensive & Letterman
    Matt Goldich / The Jeselnik Offensive & Letterman
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    Published: 18 Dec 2013 Duration: 40:39
    Chip and Matt met at Paper or Plastik in Los Angeles to discuss Matt's many writing credits: Letterman, Ellen, The Jeselnik Offensive, Yahoo!, and countless others that would not fit in an episode title. He has worked on both coasts in a va... Read more →
    Chip and Matt met at Paper or Plastik in Los Angeles to discuss Matt's many writing credits: Letterman, Ellen, The Jeselnik Offensive, Yahoo!, and countless others that would not fit in an episode title. He has worked on both coasts in a va... Read more →

  • Tracey Wigfield / The Mindy Project & 30 Rock
    Tracey Wigfield / The Mindy Project & 30 Rock
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    Published: 4 Dec 2013 Duration: 30:31
    Chip joins Tracey in Los Angeles to talk about her early days at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and starting as a writer's assistant at 30 Rock. Tracey joined the writing staff officially on season four of 30 Rock, and recently won t... Read more →
    Chip joins Tracey in Los Angeles to talk about her early days at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and starting as a writer's assistant at 30 Rock. Tracey joined the writing staff officially on season four of 30 Rock, and recently won t... Read more →

  • Michael James Nelson / MTV VMAs & Betty White's Off Their Rockers
    Michael James Nelson / MTV VMAs & Betty White's Off Their Rockers
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    Published: 20 Nov 2013 Duration: 01:00:43
    Chip joins Michael in Los Angeles to talk about his early forays into standup, sketch, and radio that compelled him to go West as a young man. Tenacity and passion have kept Michael in the business, and have led to invaluable writing experi... Read more →
    Chip joins Michael in Los Angeles to talk about his early forays into standup, sketch, and radio that compelled him to go West as a young man. Tenacity and passion have kept Michael in the business, and have led to invaluable writing experi... Read more →

  • Brendan McLaughlin / Nikki & Sara Live
    Brendan McLaughlin / Nikki & Sara Live
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    Published: 6 Nov 2013 Duration: 51:00
    Brendan McLaughlin from MTV's Nikki & Sara Live joins Chip to discuss his early days as an intern on Conan, a soulless job in the real world, and his Shawshank Redemption that ultimately led to his first writing job. Check out Brendan's sho... Read more →
    Brendan McLaughlin from MTV's Nikki & Sara Live joins Chip to discuss his early days as an intern on Conan, a soulless job in the real world, and his Shawshank Redemption that ultimately led to his first writing job. Check out Brendan's sho... Read more →

  • Josh Gondelman / McSweeney's & New York Magazine
    Josh Gondelman / McSweeney's & New York Magazine
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    Published: 16 Oct 2013 Duration: 52:22
    Josh joins Chip to talk about the early days of his comedy career in Boston, and the many writing feats he has achieved since arriving in New York. His focus on working hard to make sure he enjoys his writing drives the success of his conte... Read more →
    Josh joins Chip to talk about the early days of his comedy career in Boston, and the many writing feats he has achieved since arriving in New York. His focus on working hard to make sure he enjoys his writing drives the success of his conte... Read more →

  • Dave Hanson / Chelsea Lately & Waiting for Waiting for Godot
    Dave Hanson / Chelsea Lately & Waiting for Waiting for Godot
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    Published: 2 Oct 2013 Duration: 50:51
    Dave Hanson recently wrote and starred in "Waiting for Waiting for Godot" in The New York International Fringe Festval. Before Dave moved to NYC to rekindle his success with theater, he tried his hand in standup, sketch, acting, and late ni... Read more →
    Dave Hanson recently wrote and starred in "Waiting for Waiting for Godot" in The New York International Fringe Festval. Before Dave moved to NYC to rekindle his success with theater, he tried his hand in standup, sketch, acting, and late ni... Read more →

  • Alyssa Wolff & Alison Leiby / Lean Over
    Alyssa Wolff & Alison Leiby / Lean Over
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    Published: 21 Aug 2013 Duration: 01:01:35
    Alysa and Alison join Chip to discuss Lean Over, their parody of Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In. They walk through their journey producing the book, navigating traditional and independent publishing channels and PR promotion. Mocking the CO... Read more →
    Alysa and Alison join Chip to discuss Lean Over, their parody of Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In. They walk through their journey producing the book, navigating traditional and independent publishing channels and PR promotion. Mocking the CO... Read more →

  • Adam Conover / Best Week Ever / The Exquisite Corpse Project
    Adam Conover / Best Week Ever / The Exquisite Corpse Project
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    Published: 7 Aug 2013 Duration: 56:44
    Adam Conover from VH1's Best Week Ever joins Chip to discuss writing for the film The Exquisite Corpse Project. He shares his experience as one of five writers on the movie, a unique collaboration from former members of the sketch group Old... Read more →
    Adam Conover from VH1's Best Week Ever joins Chip to discuss writing for the film The Exquisite Corpse Project. He shares his experience as one of five writers on the movie, a unique collaboration from former members of the sketch group Old... Read more →

  • Frank Lesser / The Colbert Report
    Frank Lesser / The Colbert Report
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    Published: 23 Jul 2013 Duration: 59:51
    Frank Lesser from The Colbert Report and author of "Sad Monsters" joins Chip to discuss writing for The Colbert Report and wrangling his love of monsters into a successful book. There is never one way into the industry, and Frank discusses ... Read more →
    Frank Lesser from The Colbert Report and author of "Sad Monsters" joins Chip to discuss writing for The Colbert Report and wrangling his love of monsters into a successful book. There is never one way into the industry, and Frank discusses ... Read more →

  • Eli Yudin & Carey O'Donnell / @NotTildaSwinton
    Eli Yudin & Carey O'Donnell / @NotTildaSwinton
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    Published: 10 Jul 2013 Duration: 01:04:32
    Eli Yudin & Carey O'Donnell created the @NotTildaSwinton Twitter account. In less than a year, it enabled them to get a manager, literary agent, and opportunities to submit to top comedy TV writing jobs. Listen to them talk about the journe... Read more →
    Eli Yudin & Carey O'Donnell created the @NotTildaSwinton Twitter account. In less than a year, it enabled them to get a manager, literary agent, and opportunities to submit to top comedy TV writing jobs. Listen to them talk about the journe... Read more →

  • Brooke Van Poppelen / Girl Code
    Brooke Van Poppelen / Girl Code
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    Published: 26 Jun 2013 Duration: 47:50
    Brooke Van Poppelen from MTV's Girl Code joins Chip to talk about her evolution as a writer/performer, her beginnings in Chicago, and her role as a writer and producer in New York. Brooke describes her first TV writing submissions, and the ... Read more →
    Brooke Van Poppelen from MTV's Girl Code joins Chip to talk about her evolution as a writer/performer, her beginnings in Chicago, and her role as a writer and producer in New York. Brooke describes her first TV writing submissions, and the ... Read more →

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