LATE-NIGHT CO­ME­DIAN ON GET­TING A TEAM AND WORK­ING TO DEAD­LINE

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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

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