Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just for Comics: 5 Things You Can Learn From The Colbert Report’s Head Writer via ConnectedComedy.com

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5 Things You Can Learn From The Colbert Report’s Head Writer

On a recent episode of the Writer’s Bloc podcast, host (and Daily Show writer) J. R. Havlan interviews Colbert Report head writer Opus Moreschi about how his career has evolved and how he approaches writing for Colbert.
You can listen to the full episode here, or read up on some of the highlights below1. Sometimes Writing Jobs Start Out As Receptionist Jobs
At about the 11-minute mark, Moreschi explains how he got his start as a comedy writer. He compares job interviews to first dates, and goes on to note that the first real job he landed wasn’t as a writer – it was as a receptionist on the The Late Show With Craig Kilborn.
But that job wound up leading to bigger opportunities – he found himself getting incorporated into sketches on the show and befriending one of the show’s writers, who then asked Moreschi to join him as a writer on The Tom Green Show.
Interestingly, Moreschi’s story of hanging around in the right place – even if it meant needing to be a receptionist – was very reminiscent of Adam Carolla’s recent riff about the importance of being “the guy they know.”

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