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Fish Out Of Water: A Comedy Writing Podcast

Fish Out Of Water: A Comedy Writing Podcast

44. Nerding out with Jake Michels

In this episode Jere and Tweedy are joined by Jake Michels (June's Cleaver, Geek and Sundry) to talk about the frustrations of being a...

43. R.I.P. iO West

iO west is dead. Jeremiah and Ryan were both performers there for years and we will miss it dearly. We decided to scream into the...

42. Beat Boxing with Eddie Rowley

Our dear, dear friend, Eddie Rowley, jumps on Fish Out Of Water with us this week to talk about Shakespeare, being an actual actor...

41. Henry Kaiser and the FOOW Pod renaissance

Boy Howdy is it good to be back! Jeremiah and Ryan took a 4 month hiatus to make some videos, work some jobs and kick...

40. Nathan Caywood talks about persistence and never giving up

Nate is a performer on The New Deal at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has been a writer/performer all over Los Angeles. He started...

39. Eric Owusu talks about getting a literary agent and writing for “Raven’s Home”

Eric Owusu (Wuwu) joins Ryan and Jeremiah to talk about how he got his literary agent. He also has written sketch shows and pilots...

38. Jesse Klein talks about how to always have a sketch comedy pitch ready

We are lucky to have Jesse Klein, writer for the Pack house team Haymaker, with us today. Jesse talks with us about idea generation...

37. Zora Bikangaga talks about respecting the audience while still writing for yourself

Zora Bikangaga may possibly be our most interesting guest to date. This man has been on "This American life" because he pretended to be...

36. Connie Shin talks about making sketches easier to write by formulating beats 1st

It's been a hot couple of weeks in Los Angeles but we are about to make it hotter with the sweet comedy talk of...

35. Billy Merritt talks about finding the deeper meaning in your sketches

illy Merritt graced FOOW this week to talk about scientology, not writing for the Denny's Twitter feed and finding the deeper meaning in your...

34. Brian James O’Connell, co-writer of “Blood Sucking Bastards”, joins us to help decipher...

Brian James O'Connell (better known as BOC) stopped by to talk to us about digital comedy and screenwriting. He broke down the process that...

33. Joe Hartzler teaches us about comedic suspense

Joe Hartzler, the master of comedic suspense, joins us to talk about taking the audience on a laugh voyage, not just a laugh bus...

32. Joan Ford talks about making your villains more likable and relatable

Joan Ford is super smart and thoughtful. That's what I liked the most about this conversation. We talked about the trap that many writers...

31. David Baldy, Writer for Wilfred and Co-Exec. Producer for Deadbeat, talks about how...

David Baldy, who has had many writers jobs and various production jobs in Hollywood, was kind enough to stop in and talk to us...

30. Charlie Mihelich talks about writing from a place of privilege

Charlie is a writer for the team "The Truce" and a host of the popular indie improv show "Purgatory" at the Clubhouse. He also...

29. Anna Cecilia Talks About What She Learned As The Head Writer For the...

Anna is a phenomenal writer and one of the funniest people we've had on our podcast BUT that pales in comparison to how hard...

28. Bob Wiltfong tells how he got a job as a writer and correspondent...

Bob Wiltfong has had many successes in life. He was a writer and correspondent for "The daily Show With Jon Stewart", he was in...

27. Hal Rudnick and creating original characters (like Eric Jennifer)

Our old friend, Hal Rudnick, joins us this week and talks about his process in creating characters and writing sketches. You may know Hal...

26. Will Hines Talks About The Importance Of Being Yourself In Comedy

Will Hine is an improv legend,. He's also an author, a sketch writer, a maude director, a teacher, a podcaster and an honest, genuine...

25. Andy Harris On Creating Ungodly Amounts of Topical Bits For Radio Shows

Andy Harris is a freelance Comedy Writer for Radio Shows all over this glorious country. He has over a decade of experience and has...

24. Mark Rennie Talks About Finding Your Voice

Mark Rennie is the director of UCB Maude team "Karate Karate" and he is also one of the creators of the popular web series...

23. Mike Canale On Making A Sketch Team

Mike Canale, the Managing Director,  as well as one of the main voices in putting together sketch teams at iO West, talked to Ryan about...

22. Bill Kessler on Writing For Game Shows

Bill Kessler wrote for Hollywood Squares in its hay day! He tells us how he got that job and also the things he could...

21. Kate Huffman

Kate Huffman, ladies and gentlemen! She is a Writer/Performer for the team Drug Money at iO West and also a Writer/Performer for the team...

20. Joey Clift

Joey Clift is a Los Angeles based comedian who mailed his beard to a presidential candidate, who outsmarted the Garfield twitter team, who has...

19. James Mastraieni

James Mastraieni is one of the most funny and arguably highest comedians in Los Angeles. You may know him from his successful live show...

18. Kerry O’Neill

This week we talk to the comedy black belt champion, Kerry O'Neill, from the UCB Maude Team Karate Karate. Kerry brings a sense of...

17. Kale Hills

Fish Out Of Water "To make the right bits you gotta have the right bait" Kale Hills is the best! He's not only the nicest guy...

16. One Script, 4 Guests

Consider this episode a thought experiment if you will. Jeremiah Burton and Ryan Tweedy brought in the same sketch to 4 different guests (Eric...

15. Jason Kaye

Jason Kaye joins Jeremiah and Tweedy this week and talks about creating characters and writing for himself based on his own skill sets. One...

14. Joe Cabello

Joe Cabello is comedy writer and improviser from San Jose, California. Like many of our guests, he started in a field other than comedy...

13. George Ouzounian

This week's episode is a step away from the typical format. George isn't a sketch comedian, he's a New York Times best selling author,...

12. Patrick McDonald

Patrick McDonald joined Ryan (Jeremiah is still on hiatus in Paris) in the studio this week to talk about everything sketch comedy. Patrick is...

11. Joe Canale

Joe Canale is a writer and actor from New York who has both studied and work in Chicago and Los Angeles. Some of his...

10. Amos Vernon

Oh man was this a lot of fun! Amos Vernon is a very hilarious writer and performer for Boat Comedy from New York and...

9. Erik Voss

Here it is! The sketch Instructor that shall not be named! He has been both a director and friend to Jeremiah and Ryan. He...

8. How the LA Comedy Scene Works

This should have probably been our first episode but alas... We explain some of the things we talk about in better detail including the...

7. Dan Banas

In episode number 7, Dan Banas joins us and talks about everything he thinks is important in comedy writing including staying grounded, hitting the...

6. Stephen Perlstein

Stephen is our buddy and fellow improviser from our indie improv team, "Super Heaven". He also runs the website, "Hence L.A.", and the podcast...

5. Carl Tart

Carl Tart (Mad TV, Party Over Here, UCB Maude Team: The Bus, UCB harold Team: Queen George) talks with us about his first writers...

4. Molly Erdman

In this week's episode Molly Erdman, co creator of the Break Womb, a comedic web series about motherhood is our guest. She also is...

3. Brett Greenberg

In this episode of Fish Out Of Water, Brett Greenberg joins us to talk about writing for the new version of the television show...

2. Nick Luciano

Nick Luciano, from the Upright Citizens Brigade maude team, Judith, joins our hosts Ryan Tweedy and Jeremiah Burton to talk about everything from meditation...

1. Megan Grano

Jeremiah and Tweedy invite Megan Grano into the studio to talk about sketch comedy and her career path through The Second City in Detroit...