Film and TV critic Simon Abrams teaches us how to review a movie, how to use writing to make people like you, how to make money with a useless college major, how to do a perfect Vincent D'Onofrio impression, how to enjoy "Batman vs. Superman," how to get noticed as a freelancer, how to tell the difference between a critique and a review, and how to get hired by Roger Ebert. Then we invite Simon to crush us in a few rounds of Movie Pong.
In this special mini-sode, Mike and Jess beg for money from their listeners— that's YOU! If you'd like to help "How To Be a Person" stay afloat, go to www.patreon.com/howtobeaperson and give us some cheddar. Literally any amount helps. No presh. If you donate, Jess will stop mentioning New Jersey. (Maybe.)
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" and Funny or Die writer Mike Scollins teaches us how to throw things away, how to not smell bad, how to be a guest writer on SNL, how to ask John Stamos how he lost his virginity, how to make an audience sad, how to make space in a tiny NYC apartment, and how to keep the objects that give you joy. Then we play a game of "Toss or No Toss" where we find out whether to throw out a relative's ashes or a fridge full of beer. Sorry, grandma.
Twitter star Jonny Sun (@JonnySun) teaches us how to rhyme, how to have a dozen careers, how to develop a Twitter persona, how to rap, how to balance creativity and practicality, how to use Twitter to deal with depression, how to embrace weirdness, how to write a parody musical, how to be a pen nerd, and how to write internal rhymes like a grouper locket. Then we play a game of "How To Win at Life," where Jonny tells us how to succeed at any career. Get ready for "Bee Hospital," coming this fall to NBC!