Annabelle Gurwitch

Oh, the challenge to be funny on the page. This week’s episode includes actual tips from guest Annabelle Gurwitch for how to do just that, as well as warnings from Brooke and Grant, like why to avoid comparing yourself to other comedic writers. They also discuss why the short form lends itself to humor writing, and share some of the funniest writers they love—all while getting a little punchy. The episode was recorded late in the day—so blame it on that.


Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist, and author of five books including The New York Times bestseller I See You Made an Effort. She’s written for The New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Annabelle was the longtime cohost of Dinner & a Movie on TBS and a regular commentator on NPR. She’s also been an actress whose credits include: Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal and Dexter. She currently co-hosts the Tiny Victories podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network and is adapting her latest book, You’re Leaving When?, for HBO.

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