The other night I was sitting and watching television with a good friend of mine. He works as a paramedic and couldn’t give two shits about the entertainment industry. We were watching a rerun of The Simpsons, specifically, the one where Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart and destroy…
This was maybe the biggest revelation at my first TV writing job, summarized very well by my boss at that job! Please bear this in mind when my episode of Surviving Jack airs this spring and there aren’t as many fart jokes as you were expecting.
Whether joking onstage, chatting in her podcast or reading tarot on her web series, Emily Heller’s point of view is constant. She’s smart, acerbic and holds both herself and others accountable (in her recent Conan set, she openly replies to someone who said, “I think a lot of people voted for Barack Obama because he’s black,” by disdainfully quipping, “A lot of stuff happens to black people just because they’re black—the presidency is, like, the least common”).
[Written by Jane Borden. Photo by Jakob N. Layman]