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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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Dec 28, 2017

That's right, HAPPY HOLIDAYS. 

Dec 21, 2017

Comedy powercouple Dan Klein (Wet Hot American Summer, Great News) and Kelly Hudson (Funny or Die) teach us how to plan a wedding without going insane, how to survive a tornado, how to fall in love with someone despite watching them do improv, and how to avoid pessimism. As always, if you like our podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes, and donate to our Patreon at Patreon.com/howtobeaperson.

Dec 14, 2017

Mike and Jess talk about feeling sad during the holidays and what to do about it. Also, Season 2 of The Crown and the movie Gattaca for some reason. Was this an episode? We don't know.

Dec 7, 2017
Comedian and filmmaker H. Alan Scott teaches us how to convert to another religion, how to grow up as a liberal Mormon, how to make a documentary, how to teach mean about consent, how to survive cancer, how to know when it's okay to hate somebody, and how to love The Golden Girls. As always, if you like our podcast, please like and subscribe online. And tell your friends! It really helps people find us.
Nov 30, 2017
Comedian and President Show writer Alison Leiby teaches us how to eat alone, how to keep a bartender from talking to you, how to order at a restaurant, how to get mansplained at the gym, how to sound fancier than you are, and how to enjoy exercise. If you like our podcast, please like and subscribe. It really helps us out. And donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com / how to be a person. Keep us ad free!
Nov 23, 2017

In this year's Thanksgiving episode, Mike and Jess get into the holiday spirit by giving tips on how to deal with your shitty family.

Nov 16, 2017

In this episode, Mike and Jess talk about stuff. I don't know, this is just what the podcast has become now. Enjoy! (Also, trigger warning.)

Nov 9, 2017

Superstore and Late Night writer Justin Shanes teaches us how to go from law to comedy, how to be a Battlestar Galactica superfan, and how to not die while hiking through the desert. If you like our podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes (5 stars!) and donate to our patreon at patreon dot com slash how to be a person.

Nov 2, 2017

Superstore writer Vanessa Ramos teaches us how to handle work-related stress, how to not be annoying with a Halloween costume, how to escape San Antonio to get involved in comedy, how to find work from Twitter and stand-up, how to write for a sitcom, and how to NOT imagine people in their underwear when you're nervous. If you like our podcast - tell your friends! It helps them find us. Also Like and Subscribe and donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com / How to be a person.

Oct 26, 2017
In this episode of "How To Be a Person," we learn how to know you're a writer and not a performer, how to traumatically shut down hecklers, how to forget your best friend's birthday, how to stop being hurt by the news, how to enjoy football, and how to avoid watching sex scenes on your iPad while riding the subway. As usual, if you like our podcast, please like and subscribe. And tell your friends! Please! And donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com slash how to be a person.
Oct 19, 2017
Comedian, reporter, and President Show writer John Knefel teaches us how to make a great wedding speech, how to know if a joke is OK to say at a wedding, how to survive a job where you have to read the news all day, and how to use movie quotes in a wedding toast. Then we make John give wedding speeches for random celebrities. Ronald is marrying Grimace! As usual, if you like our podcast please subscribe and review us online. And tell your friends about it! Means a lot and helps other people find us. And donate to our Patreon at patreon.com/howtobeaperson.
Oct 12, 2017

Comedy writer Emily Altman (Big Mouth, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer) comes back on the podcast to teach us how to cry in public and private, how to appear happy when you're not, how to live in a world of systemic misogyny and harassment, and how to order a one-pump steamer. As usual, if you like our podcast, please subscribe online. And donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com, slash, how to be a person! Except no spaces.

Oct 6, 2017

In this Druckerless episode, writer/director Victor Quinaz teaches us how to be a good and also terrible big brother, how to break into film in New York, how to be an elevator boy, and how to tolerate Miami. As usual, if you like our podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes. And donate to our Patreon at patreon.com/howtobeaperson.

Sep 28, 2017
This week, Dweck and Drucker discuss how to enjoy and critique an award show, how to empathize with television stars, how to temporarily change cities, how to do a long-distance podcast, how to make audio mistakes, and how to work on The President Show. As usual, if you like our podcast, please like and subscribe - it really helps other people find us. And donate to our Patreon at Patreon.com/howtobeaperson.
Sep 21, 2017

Comedy Central's Emily Heller teaches us how to efficiently pack a suitcase, how to deal with adult ADHD, how to know a child actor, how to love yourself, how to rank people based on their IMDB STARmeter ranking, how to laugh at America overseas, and how to use packing cubes. Also please like and subscribe our podcast. And review us to help more people find us! Also donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com / how to be a person.

Sep 14, 2017
Comedian Rhea Butcher (Take My Wife) teaches us how to be a better ally to queer people, how to ride your bike everywhere without being hated, how to leave Ohio, how to fall in love doing stand-up, how to separate your favorite team from their racist logo, how to major in printmaking, and how to support people coming out. As usual, if you like our podcast, please like and subscribe. It really helps people find us. Also donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com / how to be a person.
Sep 7, 2017

Drucker and Dweck talk about their respective trips and give absolutely no useful advice about traveling. 

Aug 31, 2017

Comedian and "Boast Rattle" host Kyle Ayers teaches us how to keep your iPhone working, fail your new followers on social media, work for Apple, move to Los Angeles, and unwillingly see porn on strangers' computers. As usual, if you like our podcast, please like and subscribe on iTunes and donate to our Patreon at Patreon.com/howtobeaperson. And don't worry - Dweck will be back soon.

Aug 24, 2017

Adam Ruins Everything head writer Travis Helwig teaches us how to have a good time in Vegas, how to look like a Nazi (we recorded this a few weeks ago before there were IRL Nazis :( ), how to still believe in Santa Claus, how to be a teenage poet and rapper, how to sincerely love the music of Third Eye Blind, how to deal with extreme student loan debt, and how to trick casinos into thinking you're rich. As usual, if you like our podcast, please like and subscribe on iTunes and donate to our Patreon at Patreon.com/howtobeaperson.

Aug 17, 2017

Drucker and Dweck are on vacation (separately) and will be back next week!

Aug 10, 2017

In this week's episode, Drucker and Dweck talk about how to do a packet for a late night show. Not that they're really experts. They've only had success like once or twice, but tune in for their discussion of our impending nuclear winter and how brave it is to love your curvy wife.

Aug 3, 2017
BoJack Horseman writer Kelly Galuska teaches us how to play fantasy football, how to break into television writing, how to work for MTV, how to write kindergarten poetry, how to not become a novelist, how to be a bad gynecologist, how to get followed on Twitter by J.K. Rowling, and how to come up with terrible puns. Then we unsuccessfully attempt to name Game of Thrones-themed fantasy leagues. As usual, if you like our podcast, please subscribe and review us on iTunes. It really helps people find us. And donate to our Patreon at Patreon dot com / hot to be a person.
 
Jul 27, 2017

Comedian and writer Chase Mitchell teaches us how to completely start your life over, how to get over a breakup by getting a dog, how to deal with anxiety, how to experience love through Instagram likes, and how to convince other people to go to therapy.

Jul 20, 2017

In this solo episode, Mike and Jess are really tired and mostly just complain about life and how hard it is to get a job. So, basically, it's like any other episode. 

Jul 13, 2017

This week comedian Eli Olsberg teaches us how to go to sex parties, how to be polyamorous, how to use the word "play" in a creepy way, how to not show up too early or late to an orgy, how to get through a party where you don't know anyone and still leave with 100% iphone battery, how to not be a creep, how to get called a cuck online, and how to be polite and respectful to people while they're naked.

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