Category: Comedy Writers

Conniff, Pepitone & Macks


Three of the funniest people in the world. Frank Conniff’s birthday celebration continues with a surprise visit from Eddie Pepitone. Then Comedy Writer Jon Macks author of Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed. Jon Macks, a veteran writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, takes us behind the scenes of this world for an in-depth, colorful look at what really makes these hosts the arbiters of public opinion. From the opening monologue-what’s funny, what’s dangerous, what’s untouchable-to the best vs. worst guests, Macks covers the landscape of late-night comedy and punctuates the narrative with hysterical personal anecdotes, shining the spotlight on some of the very best late-night jokes. With an insider’s expertise and a laugh-out-loud voice, Macks explains how late-night TV redefines the news and events of any given day, reshapes public opinion, and even creates our national zeitgeist. Plus Gabriel Laks a Seattle born writer, director, editor, and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts. His work has been quoted in The New Yorker and featured in CollegeHumor, My Damn Channel, and Channel 101.

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Alan Zweibel


An original “Saturday Night Live” writer who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television, which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced), “Monk,” “PBS’s Great Performances,“ “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.His new book is, “Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain In My Ass.” (Hyperion) We talked with him at the world famous Friars Club in Manhattan.

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Marlon Brando

Director of LISTEN TO ME MARLON Stevan Riley. Then Jeff Maurer, comedian and writer for HBO’s LAST WEEK/TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER. Visit us at LISTEN TO ME MARLON is a documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brandon recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend’s story. It’s playing at at theater near you and will soon be on Showtime.

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