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Eli Yudin & Carey O'Donnell created the @NotTildaSwinton Twitter account. In less than a year, it enabled them to get a manager, literary agent, and opportunities to submit to top comedy TV writing jobs. Listen to them talk about the journey, and their experience writing original pilots and spec scripts in the quest for the first writing gig.

Direct download: Eli_and_Carey.mp3
Category:Comedy, TV & Film -- posted at: 5:16am PST

Brooke Van Poppelen from MTV's Girl Code joins Chip to talk about her evolution as a writer/performer, her beginnings in Chicago, and her role as a writer and producer in New York. Brooke describes her first TV writing submissions, and the simple joys of hammering out topics in the Girl Code writers room. 

Direct download: Brooke_Van_Poppelen.mp3
Category:Comedy, TV & Film -- posted at: 5:07am PST

Aparna Nancherla / Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell

Aparna Nancherla from FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell joins Chip to talk about her comedy journey from Los Angeles to New York, and the experience of her first TV writing job. She discusses the dynamic in the writers' room, the parameters of her own comedy style, and most interestingly, why a taboo word on TV goes to 11.

Direct download: Aparna_6.10.13.mp3
Category:Comedy, TV & Film -- posted at: 5:11pm PST

Chase Mitchell from MTV's Nikki & Sara Live joins Chip to talk about the early days of his writing career, including College Humor, someecards, and ultimately writing for TV. He breaks down his love of writing jokes, and discusses the people that helped him most on his way to NYC.

Direct download: Chase_Mitchell.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 9:21am PST

Mike Drucker from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon joins Chip to talk about his many writing jobs, the imortance of context for joke writing, and the future of comedy content.

Direct download: Mike_Drucker_from_Late_Night_With_Jimmy_Fallon.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:03pm PST