On The Gist, late-night writers Steve Waltien, Bryan Tucker, and Alison Leiby sit down with Mike to discuss what it’s like to write on a late-night show. How do they deal with the constant churn of topical humor? Why is it so difficult to continue laughing through Trump? And what is the Sean Penn test?Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On February 7th 2018, we had a special guest at the new PIT Chapel Hill in North Carolina: Bryan Tucker, head writer of SNL! He was gracious enough to come down to talk about comedy and community. For those who were not able to make it to the show, you can listen to it here.
Bryan Tucker (Saturday Night Live, Chappelle’s Show) joins Alan to talk about playing 500 shows with his college group, writing the Racial Draft sketch, and what he looks for in SNL packets.
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Matt and Andrew talk to Bryan Tucker (co-head writer of SNL) about putting together the post-election SNL episode hosted by Dave Chappelle, helping to produce an episode of “Inside the NBA” with Charles Barkley and Shaq, his classic appearance on “I Know Black People,” and what makes Cheetos “dangerously cheesy.” Sorry I've Been So Busy will be recording a live episode as part of NYC Podfest Sunday, April 8 at 1pm w/ special guest Sara Haines (co-host of The View!) Get your tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10246279
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