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How To Be a Person

Comedy writers Mike Drucker ("The Tonight Show," The Onion, Marvel) and Jess Dweck ("The Tonight Show", "Late Night") invite fellow comedians, writers, and other interesting people to teach them how to be normal human beings. Logo by Bryan Brinkman. Theme by Eric Gersen. www.patreon.com/howtobeaperson
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Nov 2, 2018

Another Drucker-Dweck solo ep!

Oct 25, 2018

Comedian and writer Nate Fernald (Late Late Show) teaches us how to build a house and many other things. Also, Drucker goes missing and mysteriously resurfaces in the middle of the podcast. It's a crazy one. 

Oct 10, 2018

Comedian, author, and musician Lane Moore talks about her new book "How To Be Alone," which you should buy! We also talk about reaching out to people, talking to weird people on Tinder, dealing with families, and living our dream lives while constantly feeling bad about it. It's a fun episode! For real, listen. Do it now!

Sep 14, 2018

The hilarious Louis Virtel ("Billy On the Street", "Keep It!") teaches us how to win money on a game show, how to love the movie "Clue," how to be an entertainment journalist, how to appreciate Iowa, how to write for Billy Eichner, how to do a spot-on Tim Gunn impression, and how to know every underappreciated older actress.

Sep 7, 2018

Comedy writer Chase Mitchell (The Tonight Show) teaches us the secret to a clever Halloween costume and how to deal with the death of MoviePass. 

Aug 24, 2018

In this solo ep, Dweck and Drucker talk about the crazy political news this week. 

Aug 17, 2018

Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress) teaches us how to make the most of a hotel stay, how to fall in love with a train conductor, how to stalk someone online, how to get hired at SNL, and how to appreciate celebrity feet.

Aug 9, 2018

In this solo ep, Drucker and Dweck talk about customer service rep rage, nerds, democratic socialism, Taxi TV's Sandy Kenyon, and other very cool and fun topics.

Jul 27, 2018

Comedy writer Nicole Silverberg (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Reductress) teaches us how to kill giant swaths of flies, how to deal with trolls, how to go to a 'happening,' and how to appreciate a Reductress headline.

Jul 19, 2018

In this solo episode, Drucker tries to figure out what video games Dweck might be into and fails miserably!

Jul 6, 2018

Comedian and writer Matt Goldich (Late Night with Seth Meyers) teaches us how to drink a billion cups of coffee a day without going insane, how to write monologue jokes, and how to be normal. 

Jun 21, 2018

Comedian and writer Dan St. Germain teaches us how to meditate silently in the woods, how to enjoy late-career John Travolta, how to pitch a Die Hard movie, how to ice skate in the summer, and how to just barely keep it together.

We had a bit of an audio failure on this one, so apologies for the poor sound quality. We sound like we're at the bottom of the ocean, which is honestly where we'd like to be right now.

Jun 14, 2018

It's another solo episode! Drucker and Dweck go through some listener emails and talk about depression, The Rock, and bad roommates.

Jun 7, 2018
Comedy writer Cullen Crawford (Colbert, The Onion, ClickHole) teaches us how to survive in the woods, how to really enjoy New Orleans, how to work in a haunted abandoned hospital, how to write the perfect Your Mom joke, how to manage anxiety, and how to nail a job interview by drinking beer and doing push-ups.
May 31, 2018
Comedian Sean Crespo (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) teaches us how to forget your first language, injure your legs, audition for an Adam Sandler movie, how to stay in touch with friends, how to go to acting school, and grow up in the back of a diner. Also, what's up with Roseanne?
 
As usual, if you like our little podcast, please tell your friends and subscribe online. Also donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com / how to be a person. Thank you! We mean it. Thank you!
May 24, 2018

Drucker tries to introduce Dweck to the wonderful world of video game music and it doesn't go well. 

May 10, 2018
Comedian Samantha Ruddy comes on the show to teach us the secret to perfectly reheated pizza (it's not more cheese!) and how to collect airline miles in a possibly financially questionable way! Should you do it? We can't legally say! (Probably not.) If you like our podcast, please subscribe and tell your friends. It helps people find us. Also donate to our Patreon at Patreon.com/howtobeaperson.
May 4, 2018

No new ep this week. We'll be back next week though!

Apr 26, 2018

Screenwriter Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted, Men in Black) teaches us how to take a note on your script, how to break into show biz, how to believe in your writing, how to appreciate the Super Mario Bros movie, and how he created Men in Black's Frank the Pug. (Dweck needed to know that last one.)

Apr 20, 2018

In this solo episode, Drucker and Dweck talk about "Wild Wild Country," the farce that is Michael Cohen, and whether we could ever be in a sex cult. The answer might NOT surprise you. (It's "no." Definitely no.)

Apr 12, 2018

In our very first live episode, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black and Nickelodeon/Food Network host Marc Summers teach us how to not prepare for an interview, how to do an impressive card trick, how to practice Twitter jiu-jitsu to handle trolls, how to love pie, how to make Nickelodeon slime, how to piss off the NRA, how to do sitcom warm-up, and how to destroy people's childhood.

Apr 5, 2018

Comedy writer Ariel Dumas (Colbert Report, The Late Show) teaches us how to begin a new habit and stick to it, how to start out in comedy in Chicago, how to name an improv team, how to appreciate stickers as an adult, and how to fix a toilet. 

Mar 29, 2018

Writer Joe Berkowitz (Fast Company, Away With Words) teaches us how to appreciate wordplay, how to find a bathroom in Times Square, how to attend a pun competition, and how not to lie to your children about bad words. 

Mar 22, 2018

In this solo episode, Drucker and Dweck discuss Facebook, Trump's latest screw-ups, and their shared love of FX's "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace." (Apologies for the echoey audio on this one. We're still figuring out our new setup and everything should be back to normal next week.)

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