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How to Network in the Comedy World

As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal [...]

By Priyanka Mattoo

What Comedy Pays

After my last column on getting a book optioned, it has become clear that many readers who want to go into comedy aren’t sure what it pays, other than a lot, if you get famous. For those of you who are not famous, here is what you can expect [...]

By Priyanka Mattoo

Amy Poehler Wrote About Her First Job at an Ice Cream Parlor

"But when I stood in the dining room and demanded attention I was reminded of things I already secretly knew about myself. I wasn’t shy, I liked to be looked at, and making people laugh released a certain kind of hot lava into my body that made [...]

By Elise Czajkowski