Mike Sacks has written the book on comedy writing. Actually, he’s written two, with the help of many, many funny people. I’m not sure how he got all their phone numbers. Sacks is now ready to conquer the relatively uncharted world of comedy podcasts. So brave.
Two hours with your host Mike Sacks, author of Poking a Dead Frog, Doin’ It opens strong with an intimate, rare, lengthy interview with David Sedaris. Sacks also chews the fat with Emma Allen of The New Yorker, editor of Shouts & Murmurs online. It’s a must listen for anyone interested in writing for The New Yorker.
Episode 1 also includes bootleg recordings of Larry King and Colonel Sanders babbling, a classic rock DJ suffering a nervous breakdown and Mike contacts his first girlfriend. It doesn’t go great.