Bonus Episode 21: Interview with writer Janis Hirsch (Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Hacks, Murphy Brown)

Episode 63,  Sep 30, 2021, 07:00 AM

We talk with writer Janis Hirsch about her incredible comedy writing career, starting with working for the National Lampoon, then completely rewriting Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and moving on to It's the Garry Shandling Show, Murphy Brown, Square Pegs, and more!  Learn about how what a sweetheart John Belushi was, why people stranded on a desert island look so good, how late-night rewrites work on television shows created by Anne Beatts, and why Cyndi Lauper didn't want her vocals used on New World Pictures's Girls Just Want to Have Fun!