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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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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 28, 2015

Journalist, novelist, and Lenny Letter editor-in-chief Jessica Grose teaches us how to become a cult leader, how to actually do something with an English major, how to get a blog-to-book deal, how to pronounce “GIF,” how to appreciate the hotness of Martin O’Malley, and how to “flirty fish." Plus, we play a game of “Clickbait It,” where we turn historical events into internet-friendly headlines.

Oct 22, 2015

Comedy manager Kara Welker talks to us about how to get noticed in comedy, how to handle emotionally unstable performers, how to distinguish an agent from a manager, how to appreciate Tinder even if you're married, how 'the biz' has changed over the last 20 years, and how to transport a passed-out comedian out of a casino. Plus, we find out how much Kara knows about sitcoms by making her play a game of "Fake or Real." Could a sitcom about Hitler and Eva Braun living next door to a wacky Jewish couple be real? Heil yes!

Oct 15, 2015

IGN editor and “Comedy Button” host Brian Altano teaches us how to be a gamer, how you actually CAN’T be a gamer, how to succeed even if you have an art degree, how to not get murdered answering a Craigslist ad, how to make fun of games while also taking them seriously, and how to attract angry internet comments. Then we play “Fanboys,” where we find out what game system various historical figures would use. Listen and find out why Hitler would play Atari Jaguar.

Oct 7, 2015
"Tonight Show" and former Onion writer Mike DiCenzo teaches us how to kill it at karaoke, how to accidentally write a song with Paul McCartney, how to become friends with the cast of "Saved By the Bell," how to get dad jokes into The Onion, and most importantly, how to do a showstopping performance of "Super Bass." Plus we play "F-Marry-Kill" with beloved 90s TV characters. Would you make love to Urkel? The answer might surprise you.
Oct 1, 2015

Comedian Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing, America's Got Talent, Comedy Central Presents) teaches us how to show gratitude, how to be a bouncy vegan, how to compete with sword-swallowing ventriloquists and crossbow shooters, how to appreciate Niels Bohr and the Talmud, and how to send the perfect mass email to your friends. And of course, how to make puns. Nonstop puns. Puns puns puns. The pun don't stop.

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