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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: January, 2017
Jan 26, 2017

Comedian Sean Keane teaches us how to cook on an extremely low budget, how to be Irish but dislike Ireland, how to be an expert on dinosaurs, how to write a play about a trash monster, how to share a name with a famous rollerblader and Irish singer, how to start out in comedy in San Francisco, how to not kill yourself, how to cut an onion without crying, and most importantly, how to be a Tunnel Tiger. Then we play a game of "Sing That Song," where we challenge comedian Sean Keane to sing the songs of Irish singer Sean Keane, even though he is not a singer and does not know the songs. This might be our best game ever. As usual, if you like our show, please subscribe and review us on iTunes. Also contribute to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/howtobeaperson!

Jan 19, 2017

"Arrested Development" and "Silicon Valley" writer John Levenstein teaches us how to get started as a comedy writer in the '80s and '90s, how to work with strong personalities, how to almost become a therapist, how to write for award-winning shows and a Monkee, how to work with Jack Handey, how to ruin comedy with rules, how to survive in different comedy eras, and how to play a judge on TV. Then we play a game of "What's It About?" where we name real TV shows that John isn't watching and see if he can guess what they're about just based on the title. It's mostly crime-fighting doctors. As always, please review us on iTunes if you like the podcast and contribute to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/howtobeaperson to help us keep this thing ad free!

Jan 12, 2017

Comedy writer and performer Lauren Reeves teaches us how to pan for gold, how to grow up in Alaska, how to stumble into becoming a local news anchor, how to travel with a prince, how to almost go to Mars, how to go digging for woolly mammoth bones, how to rock a sluice box, and how to be the world's worst lifeguard. Then we play a game of "Know Your Gold," where Lauren has to guess which famous people are named Goldberg, Goldstein, or Goldman. Dweck came up with this, so it's not weird. It's weird.

Jan 5, 2017

Co-host Jess Dweck returns from her solo trip to Cuba and teaches Mike how to survive a trip to Cuba despite not speaking Spanish, having limited wifi access, and generally making all the wrong decisions.*Disclaimer* Even though this episode is called "How To Travel To Cuba," we make no guarantees of the safety or legality of anything discussed on this podcast. Jess is just talking about her own experience. Make travel plans at your own risk!

 

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