It’s no secret that the world of comedy, especially the writers’ rooms, has long been an exclusive boy’s club rewarding Ivy League graduates and the occasional producer’s nephew. But what about the 99% of comedy writers who weren’t Harvard Lampoon classmates with Colin Jost? Most comedy writers with steady industry jobs aggressively pursued their passion on the side for years before it became their main source of income.
Back in October, Vulture interviewed comedian and writer for Tooning Out the News, Jeremy Levick about how he got his start in comedy. Here was part of his answer:
“The prerequisite for…
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