LATE-NIGHT COMEDIAN ON GETTING A TEAM AND WORKING TO DEADLINE
and sharing that process. And then we try to translate those conversations into a TV show.
We meet in the morning, but we’ve already spoken before then, because the news cycle is nonstop. We’re chatting the night before, chatting first thing, so when we get in, we already have a sense of what we think the day’s news is going to be. Then we watch news together in a room. We all make jokes about it. We figure out what angles and takes we can approach it from. We try to solidify our point of view. From there, it’s about me putting my stamp on it and getting it to a place where it’s as original as it can be — because there are now five or six shows dealing with similar material. Then we write together, and people bolster the scripts. Then we rehearse, and finish up