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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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Apr 12, 2018

In our very first live episode, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black and Nickelodeon/Food Network host Marc Summers teach us how to not prepare for an interview, how to do an impressive card trick, how to practice Twitter jiu-jitsu to handle trolls, how to love pie, how to make Nickelodeon slime, how to piss off the NRA, how to do sitcom warm-up, and how to destroy people's childhood.

Apr 5, 2018

Comedy writer Ariel Dumas (Colbert Report, The Late Show) teaches us how to begin a new habit and stick to it, how to start out in comedy in Chicago, how to name an improv team, how to appreciate stickers as an adult, and how to fix a toilet. 

Mar 29, 2018

Writer Joe Berkowitz (Fast Company, Away With Words) teaches us how to appreciate wordplay, how to find a bathroom in Times Square, how to attend a pun competition, and how not to lie to your children about bad words. 

Mar 22, 2018

In this solo episode, Drucker and Dweck discuss Facebook, Trump's latest screw-ups, and their shared love of FX's "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace." (Apologies for the echoey audio on this one. We're still figuring out our new setup and everything should be back to normal next week.)

Mar 15, 2018

Comedian Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) teaches us how to remember the names of all your friends' offspring, how to go to law school, how to get out of a contract, and how to love Drake albums. 

Mar 8, 2018

This week, Drucker sits out a blizzard by reading some of your viewer mail! Please send more to howtobeapersonpodcast@gmail.com! We'll be back next week, unless another blizzard destroys us.

Mar 1, 2018

Comedy writer Bridger Winegar (Kimmy Schmidt, Corporate) teaches us how to search for an apartment, how to write a great review of a mattress, and how to name a corporation.

Feb 22, 2018

Drucker and Dweck discuss their time as roommates, which is sadly coming to an end. But, don't worry, the podcast is not! It will go on forever.

Feb 15, 2018

No episode this week, but we'll be back next week with an all new one!

Feb 8, 2018

Comedian and writer Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Great News) teaches us how to make friends with intimidating women, how to survive Gossip Girl high school, and how to appreciate joke math. 

Feb 1, 2018

In this solo episode, Drucker and Dweck talk the 2018 State of the Union and how out-of-touch they are with popular music.

Jan 25, 2018

Comedian Robert Dean teaches us how to create your own museum, how to know more than anyone should about P. T. Barnum, how to be horrified by Looney Tunes cartoons, how to break up with a magician, and how to be a good docent.

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode, Drucker and Dweck lament their sad nomadic lifestyle and talk about how great it is to be 6'8" and 180 pounds. 

Jan 11, 2018

TV and comic book writer Jeff Loveness teaches us how to hike up (most of) Mount Everest, how to write an original comic, how to make friends while traveling, how to get altitude sickness but not food poisoning, how to collaborate with an illustrator, and how to appreciate Judas. Yes, that Judas. As always, if you like our podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes and donate to our Patreon at patreon dot com slash howtobeaperson.

Jan 4, 2018

Drucker and Dweck once again part ways (geographically) and make plans for the new year.

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.
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