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Alex and Nick welcome Charla Lauriston, writer on Hoops, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and People of Earth, to discuss pitching in the writers’ room and working as a stand-up comedian.

How can you be effective in a writers’ room? Should you gauge your own pitches? How does stand-up translates to TV writing? What is the process of writing a comedy routine? How do you sustain a TV writing career beyond that first job?

The Paper Team is a laugh riot…


Performing In and Out of the Comedy Writers’ Room with Charla Lauriston (00:30)
Final Advice, Resources, and Next Week On (46:33)


Charla Lauriston
Charla Lauriston on Twitter
Charla Lauriston on Instagram
Hoops on Netflix

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

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Nick – @_njwatson
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