The Daily Show Writers Write Their Daily Show Jokes Very Quickly


Recently, the Paley Center did their Paley Center thang with the Daily Show writers. In this clip they explain how they crank out a show’s worth of material in only the time between 10:00 and 11:30AM. (For comparison, in that same time period today, all I did was write those first two sentences. I wrote this parenthetical at 11:34.) All the clips are really great, especially the one where Wyatt Cynac and John Oliver explain how they got their jobs. In total, the videos run about 20 minutes or the time it takes these guys to write the show’s second act. [Via]