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  1. writers
    Here’s the Writing Staff for Showtime’s Desus & MeroThe late-night series debuts next Thursday.
  2. writers
    How Karen Chee Landed Her Dream Job on Late Night With Seth MeyersMeet Late Night’s newest hire.
  3. snl
    The Story Behind Saturday Night Live’s Weezer SketchTalking with Eli Coyote Mandel, Steven Castillo, and Alan Linic about writing the sketch that launched a thousand new Weezer debates.
  4. snl
    The Story Behind Chris Redd and Pete Davidson’s ‘Trees’ SNL SketchTalking with cast member Chris Redd about the sketch that got cut off during the latest live SNL broadcast.
  5. snl
    The Story Behind Kate McKinnon’s Debette Goldry SNL CharacterTalking with writer Anna Drezen about one of SNL’s best recurring characters.
  6. snl
    The Story Behind Adam Driver’s Oil Baron SNL SketchTalking with the freshman writer behind a highlight of the season 44 premiere.
  7. snl
    Here’s the Writing Staff of Saturday Night Live Season 44It’s the thing that scrolled over that Kanye performance!
  8. party report
    Stefani Robinson on What It’s Like to Be the Only Woman in Atlanta Writers Room“They’re always so open about human experiences.”
  9. snl
    Here Are the Co-Head Writers of Saturday Night Live Season 44It looks a lot like last season, with one change.
  10. sexual harassment
    WGA West Survey: 64 Percent of Female Writers Were Sexually Harassed at WorkOnly 11 percent of men reported the same, while many others reported witnessing harassment.
  11. who is america
    Nathan Fielder Wrote and Directed a Who Is America? PrankThe second episode credits Fielder as a writer, director, and consulting producer.
  12. writers
    The Greatest TV Writers Rooms EverThe most remarkable groups of writers in the history of TV comedy.
  13. Ocean’s 8 Is About the ‘Delight of Seeing Women Steal Sh*t’“You get to feel the joy and the possibility of the female experience, versus a lot of the pain that we had and have been experiencing.”
  14. A Great Comedy Resource: the ‘Conan’ Writers’ Transitions ListIf the Workaholics writers’ board of terrible joke clichés is a solid resource for what phrases not to use as a writer or comedian, then the […]
  15. Here’s the Writing and Research Staff for Wyatt Cenac’s New HBO SeriesWyatt Cenac’s new late night docu-series Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas debuts next month, and HBO confirmed Cenac’s full writing and research […]
  16. Colin Jost and Michael Che Promoted to Co-Head Writers at ‘SNL’Saturday Night Live has made some changes to its writing staff. According to Variety, Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have […]
  17. New Study Finds That Only 4.8% of TV Writers Are BlackA new study by a UCLA professor has resulted in some stunning proof that television still has a long, long way to go when it comes to diverse […]
  18. Co-Head Writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly Have Left ‘SNL’ Saturday Night Live added three new cast members and seven new writers for season 43, but one of the biggest changes at the show wasn’t […]
  19. Here’s the Writing Staff for Comedy Central’s ‘The Opposition with Jordan […]Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper debuts his own late night series The Opposition next week, and in addition to announcing the […]
  20. What It’s Like to Get Hired as a Late Night TV WriterIf you’re reading this website, there’s a high likelihood that you think it’d be pretty tight to land a job as a writer on a late night talk […]
  21. Here’s the Writing Staff for Anthony Atamanuik’s Comedy Central Series […]Comedy Central announced earlier today that it’s ordered a weekly late night series created by and starring Anthony Atamanuik called The […]
  22. ‘Tonight Show’ Head Writer A.D. Miles Is Leaving the ShowOne of Jimmy Fallon’s longtime collaborators at Late Night and The Tonight Show is moving on. Last night, Vulture broke the news that Tonight […]
  23. ‘SNL’ Suspended a Writer Over a Barron Trump Joke, So Dan Harmon Offered […]Yesterday, SNL made headlines after it was announced that writer Katie Rich has been suspended “indefinitely” from the show over a joke she […]
  24. ‘SNL’ Suspends Writer Katie Rich for Tweeting a Joke About Donald Trump’s […]A writer at SNL has been suspended over a tweet about Donald Trump’s son Barron. According to The New York Times, writer Katie Rich has been […]
  25. Jo Firestone, Colin Elzie, Sage Boggs, and Alexandra Song Join the […]The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently added four new writers to its staff. NBC confirmed with us that the show has hired standup Jo […]
  26. How Many of These Joke Clichés Are You Guilty of Using?Workaholics will air its seventh and final season on Comedy Central next year, and while the writing staff has contributed plenty of great […]
  27. Here’s the Writing Staff of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 42SNL’s season 42 premiere aired over the weekend, and in addition to the eight new writers hired to the staff, the closing credits revealed a […]
  28. ‘SNL’ Hires Seven New Writers for Season 42Saturday Night Live has already fired three cast members, hired three featured players, and promoted two new co-head writers, and today we can […]
  29. Thank You For Your Submission to Moe’s Southwest Grill, by Jeff Vitkun Thank you for your submission to Moe’s Southwest Grill. Unfortunately, this piece wasn’t right for us because unlike our competitor, […]
  30. the industry
    Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider Are Your Newest SNL Head WritersThe duo responsible for “The Beygency” and “Wishin’ Boot.”
  31. ‘SNL’ Promotes Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly to Co-Head WritersThe departures of Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam, and Jon Rudnitsky aren’t the only changes coming to Saturday Night Live next season – there are […]
  32. how to plot a novel
    An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, EverA far-from-comprehensive list of every archetype we know.
  33. ‘The Nightly Show’s Robin Thede Calls for Writers’ Room Diversity: ‘We […]The Nightly Show writer and performer Robin Thede has an excellent Lenny Letter essay out this week called “On Making the TV Writers’ Rooms […]
  34. Here’s the Full Cast and Writing Staff of Fox’s New Sketch Show ‘Party […]Yesterday, Fox ordered a brand new, half-hour sketch show from The Lonely Island guys and Paul Scheer called Party Over Here, and while the […]
  35. Here’s the Writing Staff of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’At long last, The Daily Show’s longest-serving correspondent Samantha Bee heads to TBS next month for the premiere of her own late night show […]
  36. A Guide to Your Favorite Late Night and Sketch TV Writers on TwitterThere are tons of great late night and sketch comedy shows on television these days, and behind each one is a staff of writers hard at work to […]
  37. Before ‘Breaking Bad’, Vince Gilligan Wrote Will Ferrell Movies and Other […]“A lot of people would probably disagree with me, but I see our series as kind of a comedy,” creator Vince Gilligan said about Breaking Bad […]
  38. ‘Wild N Out’s Mikey Day Hired to Write for ‘SNL’LA-based comedian Mikey Day is the latest addition to Saturday Night Live’s writing staff. Day is a member of The Groundlings’ Main Company, a […]
  39. star wars
    Report: Writers Approached for Star Wars: Episode VIII and IXOne is Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote The Empire Strikes Back.
  40. writers
    Josh Gad Working on Twins Sequel TripletsThe one where Eddie Murphy is the long-lost brother to Arnold and DeVito.
  41. dino dna
    Jurassic Park 4 Hires Rise of the Planet of the Apes WritersAmanda Silver and Rick Jaffa.
  42. casting couch
    Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly to Star in WritersIt’s about…well, you know.
  43. patricia cornwell
    Cornwell Sues Accountants Who Lost Her MoneyPatricia Cornwell was taken for $40 million.
  44. money
    TV Writing to Get WorseStudios are looking to cut writing costs for returning series by as much as 15 percent this fall.
  45. ruining it for everybody else
    Wealthy Authors Perpetuate Myth of Successful Writing CareersSomewhere, Jonathan Franzen’s agent is weeping.