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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: February, 2016
Feb 25, 2016

"Late Late Show with James Corden" writer and comedian Sean O'Connor teaches us how to quit smoking by stabbing yourself in the leg, how to get fired by Shaq, how to sell a show to MTV, how to get banned from a Star Wars roleplaying forum, how to become vice president of the Jamie Kennedy Fan Club, how to accidentally write a spec script about Donald Trump's life, and most importantly, how to deliver some very heavy non-funky news. Then we play "How Could This Go Wrong" and find out how horrible world peace is. Apologies for the poor sound quality on this one— we recorded on the road.

Feb 17, 2016

Comedian Chris Thayer teaches us how to move around the country but never escape your problems, how to go on a first date with Dweck, how to have a comedy buddy, how to embark on a career in scuba diving, how to not gain weight, and how to confront people you’ve unfollowed on Twitter. Then we make Chris come up with offer codes for our fake podcast sponsors. Look out for that diaper cloud!

Feb 10, 2016

Writer and comedian Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz, @DystopianYA) teaches us how to sell a book from Twitter, how to survive in a social media wasteland, how to deal with your parents thinking you're not funny, how to bring back the dead with CGI, how to handle annoying MFA students, how to use gestures to establish a character, and how to hate Snapchat. Then we make Dana write one-line short stories! For sale: baby podcast, never listened to.

Feb 4, 2016

Comedian, filmmaker, and “Daily Show” producer Jena Friedman teaches us how to interview the most hated man on Netflix, how to get revenge on critics, how to be a contrarian, how to navigate the Chicago comedy scene, how to piss off an improv theater and the New York Times, how to make a funny show about refugees, and most importantly, how to poach an egg. Then we play "Meet Cute," where we make Jena guess how couples in the New York Times Weddings & Celebrations section met based on their names and occupations. Spoiler Alert: They're all very annoying!

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