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Scott Dikkers, founder of TheOnion.com and The Onion's editor-in-chief for most of the last 25 years, interviews celebrities, writers, and other people in the comedy industry about their background, philosophy and process.

Scott Dikkers, founder of TheOnion.com and The Onion's editor-in-chief for most of the last 25 years, interviews celebrities, writers, and other people in the comedy industry about their background, philosophy and process.
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Scott Dikkers, founder of TheOnion.com and The Onion's editor-in-chief for most of the last 25 years, interviews celebrities, writers, and other people in the comedy industry about their background, philosophy and process.

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English


Episodes

Episode 34 | Merrill Markoe

5/15/2019
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Scott chats with multi-Emmy-winning comedy writer and performer Merrill Markoe about breaking into TV writing, her years working with David Letterman as he was coming up, and her audiobook (co-written with Megan Koester), "The Indignities of Being a Woman."

Duration:01:26:47

Episode 33 | How to Write a Joke

4/20/2019
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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

Duration:00:44:21

Episode 32 | Levni Yilmaz

3/29/2019
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Lev talks about how he found success doing the animated "Tales of Mere Existence" series on YouTube, which has racked up millions of views.

Duration:00:59:33

Episode 31| Three Fundamentals of Comedy Writing

3/15/2019
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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.

Duration:00:34:19

Episode 30 | Tim Clue

2/26/2019
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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.

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 30 | Tim Clue

2/26/2019
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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.

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 29 | Caitlin Kunkel

12/31/2018
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Guest Caitlin Kunkel talks about her road to success writing humor for McSweeney's and The New Yorker, as well as landing her first book deal. She and Scott discuss the mindset and discipline of making a writing career.

Duration:00:46:51

Episode 29 | Caitlin Kunkel

12/31/2018
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Guest Caitlin Kunkel talks about her road to success writing humor for McSweeney's and The New Yorker, as well as landing her first book deal. She and Scott discuss the mindset and discipline of making a writing career.

Duration:00:46:51

Episode 28 | Christopher Titus

11/19/2018
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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."

Duration:00:48:07

Episode 28 | Christopher Titus

11/19/2018
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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."

Duration:00:48:07

Episode 27 | Kurt Luchs

11/6/2017
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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.

Duration:00:56:15

Episode 27 | Kurt Luchs

11/6/2017
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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.

Duration:00:56:15

Episode 26 | Steve Kaplan

4/23/2017
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Scott talks comedy nuts and bolts with Steve Kaplan, Hollywood's most sought-after comedy teacher.

Duration:01:04:09

Episode 26 | Steve Kaplan

4/23/2017
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Scott talks comedy nuts and bolts with Steve Kaplan, Hollywood's most sought-after comedy teacher.

Duration:01:04:09

Episode 25 | Lee Camp

12/14/2016
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Political comedian and activist Lee Camp sits down with Scott to talk comedy, activism, and creating his weekly political comedy TV show, "Redacted Tonight."

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 25 | Lee Camp

12/14/2016
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Political comedian and activist Lee Camp sits down with Scott to talk comedy, activism, and creating his weekly political comedy TV show, "Redacted Tonight."

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 24 | Kevin Avery

11/10/2016
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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.

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 24 | Kevin Avery

11/10/2016
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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.

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 23 | Sarah Cooper

10/5/2016
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Scott talks with Sarah Cooper, founder of The Cooper Review, who parlayed a viral humor article into a 3-book deal. Her first book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, comes out this week.

Duration:00:45:18

Episode 23 | Sarah Cooper

10/5/2016
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Scott talks with Sarah Cooper, founder of The Cooper Review, who parlayed a viral humor article into a 3-book deal. Her first book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, comes out this week.

Duration:00:45:18