#123 - Sam Morril: The Math of Joke Writing, Prepping Conan Sets, Analyzing the Music of Comedy + MORE

Mar 19, 2018, 12:00 PM

Sam Morril is not only one of my favorite joke writers, but he has opened for some of comedy's favorite comics like Louis CK, Amy Schumer, and Dave Attell. Listen to learn his secret to crafting a joke like a math problem and what he's learned from working with comedy icons. Enjoy!

Listeners can expect to learn in detail about:

  • Prepping for a Conan set

  • The math of joke writing

  • Working with Louis CK, Jim Jeffries, Louis CK

  • Studying ancient comedy in college

  • Doing comedy in New York

  • Traveling and performing comedy

  • Controlling the audience

  • Taping a Comedy Central special

  • Being "TV" clean

  • The music of comedy

Quotable Quotes:

  • "One night I was performing in front of 14,000 people and the next night 12 people."
  • "I travel so much I feel like I'm in a constant state of irritation."
  • "An audience member spit on me. Terrible people have to best aim."
  • "I like there to be awkward moments during my set."
  • "A lot of comics have a punchline 'voice'."

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