Joke-Writing, Stand-Up and Late-Night TV ft. Simon Taylor (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) (PT22) - Paper Team

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Summary: Alex and Nick welcome Simon Taylor to hear his experience being a comedian, writing jokes for late-night television, and the hard work it takes to be consistently funny.<br> How does the stand-up circuit work? What was it like writing for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno? Why is performing comedy different than writing comedy? How is the process of writing comedy in a room compared to doing it alone? What can a writer do to be noticed and find a following? <br> The Paper Team performs their in-depth set…<br> SHOWNOTES<br> Content<br> 1 – How Simon Taylor got his start (00:33)<br><br> 2 – Being funny, creating your product, and performing stand-up (08:25)<br><br> 3 – Putting yourself out there, selling yourself, and pitching (24:15)<br><br> 4 – Writing for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (34:22)<br><br> 5 – Generating good content regularly and working your creative skills (38:53)<br><br> 6 – What a successful joke is and tailoring it to your online (Twitter/Snapchat/YouTube) or real-life audience (43:35)<br><br> 7 – Working on a TV pilot with Justin Willman, and writing alone for someone else versus a writers’ room for a common project (49:05)<br><br> 8 – Working in the US, what Simon Taylor is doing now, and what is next for him (53:17)<br><br> Resources and Outro (57:50)<br> Links<br> <a href="">Simon Taylor on Twitter</a><br><br> <a href="">Rove Live</a><br><br> <a href="">Rove McManus</a><br><br> <a href="">The Glass House (2001 TV series)</a><br><br> <a href="">Spicks and Specks</a><br><br> <a href="">The Project</a><br><br> <a href="">Steve Vizard</a><br><br> <a href="">Shaun Micallef</a><br><br> <a href="">Live on Bowen</a><br><br> <a href="">The Loft Live</a><br><br> <a href="">Simon Taylor hosting Live on Bowen (Video)</a><br><br> <a href="">The Carmichael Show</a><br><br> <a href="">The King of Kong</a><br><br> <a href="">Vine</a><br><br> <a href="">Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman</a><br> Resources<br> <a href="">Poking a Dead Frog – Mike Sacks</a><br><br> <a href="">Books by Stewart Lee</a><br> If you enjoyed this episode (and others), please consider leaving us an iTunes review at <a href=""></a>! :)<br> You can find Paper Team on Twitter:<br><br> Alex – <a href="">@TVCalling</a><br><br> Nick – <a href="">@_njwatson</a><br><br> If you have any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us:<br>