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Writers

  1. backstories
    The Season SNL Embraced Its Old, Weird Self AgainThe show’s writers walk us through the highlights from a year when they dialed back the Trump.
  2. remembrances
    What I Learned As Toni Morrison’s Personal AssistantToni taught me, “if you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”
  3. rest in power
    8 Women Writers on What Toni Morrison Meant to ThemMaya Angelou, Tayari Jones, Angela Davis, and more on the powerful influence of Morrison’s work.
  4. middle earth writers room
    Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series Finds Its Creative FellowshipHere are the showrunners, writers, and more.
  5. late night
    Here’s the Writing Staff of Lilly Singh’s NBC Late-Night ShowA Little Late With Lilly Singh debuts in September.
  6. good one podcast
    What It’s Like to Write for a Late-Night Host NowOn this week’s Good One podcast, writers from Los Angeles–based late-night shows talk shop.
  7. clickhole
    The Garbage Man SpeaksNearly five years later, the writer of one of ClickHole’s greatest hits reveals himself.
  8. glossaries
    The Secret Lingo of the Best TV Writers RoomsFrom “Jeffing” to “kid pepper” to “the biggest crabs.”
  9. solidarity forever
    Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof, More Fire Their Agents In Solidarity with WGAWriters vow to help other writers find jobs.
  10. twitter
    Why You Should Follow Reclusive Comedy Genius John Swartzwelder on TwitterOne of the most brilliant Simpsons writers somehow only has 7,000 followers on Twitter.
  11. the industry
    What Happens April 13 If No WGA-ATA Agreement Is Reached?A huge industry shake-up is coming to Hollywood.
  12. surveys
    How Do Hollywood Writers Feel About Leaving Their Agents? 8 Weigh In.“We’re just going to be floating, and people aren’t going to give a fuck. There are going to be casualties for sure.”
  13. vulture recommends
    10 Women Writers Share Their Must-Read Books for Women’s History MonthSelections from Amber Tamblyn, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and more.
  14. writers
    Here’s the Writing Staff for Showtime’s Desus & MeroThe late-night series debuts next Thursday.
  15. writers
    How Karen Chee Landed Her Dream Job on Late Night With Seth MeyersMeet Late Night’s newest hire.
  16. snl
    The Story Behind Saturday Night Live’s Weezer SketchTalking with Eli Coyote Mandel, Steven Castillo, and Alan Linic about writing the sketch that launched a thousand new Weezer debates.
  17. snl
    The Story Behind Chris Redd and Pete Davidson’s ‘Trees’ SNL SketchTalking with cast member Chris Redd about the sketch that got cut off during the latest live SNL broadcast.
  18. snl
    The Story Behind Kate McKinnon’s Debette Goldry SNL CharacterTalking with writer Anna Drezen about one of SNL’s best recurring characters.
  19. snl
    The Story Behind Adam Driver’s Oil Baron SNL SketchTalking with the freshman writer behind a highlight of the season 44 premiere.
  20. snl
    Here’s the Writing Staff of Saturday Night Live Season 44It’s the thing that scrolled over that Kanye performance!
  21. party report
    Stefani Robinson on What It’s Like to Be the Only Woman in Atlanta Writers Room“They’re always so open about human experiences.”
  22. snl
    Here Are the Co-Head Writers of Saturday Night Live Season 44It looks a lot like last season, with one change.
  23. sexual harassment
    WGA West Survey: 64 Percent of Female Writers Were Sexually Harassed at WorkOnly 11 percent of men reported the same, while many others reported witnessing harassment.
  24. who is america
    Nathan Fielder Wrote and Directed a Who Is America? PrankThe second episode credits Fielder as a writer, director, and consulting producer.
  25. profiles
    Ottessa Moshfegh Plays to WinThe workaholic reinventing slacker fiction.
  26. motherhood
    When Writers Become MothersAnd how my own mother helped me become both.
  27. writers
    The Greatest TV Writers Rooms EverThe most remarkable groups of writers in the history of TV comedy.
  28. Ocean’s 8 Is About the ‘Delight of Seeing Women Steal Sh*t’“You get to feel the joy and the possibility of the female experience, versus a lot of the pain that we had and have been experiencing.”
  29. remembrances
    Gail Sheehy: What Tom Wolfe Taught Me About Reporting“You have to be brave.”
  30. profiles
    The Singular Magic of Maira KalmanAt home with the beloved writer and illustrator.
  31. A Great Comedy Resource: the ‘Conan’ Writers’ Transitions ListIf the Workaholics writers’ board of terrible joke clichés is a solid resource for what phrases not to use as a writer or comedian, then the […]
  32. winner's circle
    Meet 10 Emerging Writers Who Just Won the Whiting AwardIt’s a prestigious literary prize.
  33. Here’s the Writing and Research Staff for Wyatt Cenac’s New HBO SeriesWyatt Cenac’s new late night docu-series Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas debuts next month, and HBO confirmed Cenac’s full writing and research […]
  34. Colin Jost and Michael Che Promoted to Co-Head Writers at ‘SNL’Saturday Night Live has made some changes to its writing staff. According to Variety, Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have […]
  35. New Study Finds That Only 4.8% of TV Writers Are BlackA new study by a UCLA professor has resulted in some stunning proof that television still has a long, long way to go when it comes to diverse […]
  36. culture
    The Instagram Poet Outselling Homer Ten to OneMeet Rupi Kaur, author of the ubiquitous Milk and Honey.
  37. Co-Head Writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly Have Left ‘SNL’ Saturday Night Live added three new cast members and seven new writers for season 43, but one of the biggest changes at the show wasn’t […]
  38. Here’s the Writing Staff for Comedy Central’s ‘The Opposition with Jordan […]Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper debuts his own late night series The Opposition next week, and in addition to announcing the […]
  39. self-love
    Danielle Steel’s Desk Is Just a Giant Stack of Her Own BooksIconic.
  40. advice
    Ask Polly: How Do I Escape My Professional Envy?Remember that the targets for your jealousy are irrelevant.
  41. What It’s Like to Get Hired as a Late Night TV WriterIf you’re reading this website, there’s a high likelihood that you think it’d be pretty tight to land a job as a writer on a late night talk […]
  42. advice
    Cecile Richards and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on How to Survive 2017As told to Katie Couric at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit last night.
  43. Here’s the Writing Staff for Anthony Atamanuik’s Comedy Central Series […]Comedy Central announced earlier today that it’s ordered a weekly late night series created by and starring Anthony Atamanuik called The […]
  44. interview
    Maggie Nelson Writes Books Like She’s Hosting a PartyTalking to the MacArthur genius about her work and her fans.
  45. ‘Tonight Show’ Head Writer A.D. Miles Is Leaving the ShowOne of Jimmy Fallon’s longtime collaborators at Late Night and The Tonight Show is moving on. Last night, Vulture broke the news that Tonight […]
  46. ‘SNL’ Suspended a Writer Over a Barron Trump Joke, So Dan Harmon Offered […]Yesterday, SNL made headlines after it was announced that writer Katie Rich has been suspended “indefinitely” from the show over a joke she […]
  47. ‘SNL’ Suspends Writer Katie Rich for Tweeting a Joke About Donald Trump’s […]A writer at SNL has been suspended over a tweet about Donald Trump’s son Barron. According to The New York Times, writer Katie Rich has been […]
  48. Jo Firestone, Colin Elzie, Sage Boggs, and Alexandra Song Join the […]The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently added four new writers to its staff. NBC confirmed with us that the show has hired standup Jo […]
  49. How Many of These Joke Clichés Are You Guilty of Using?Workaholics will air its seventh and final season on Comedy Central next year, and while the writing staff has contributed plenty of great […]
  50. Here’s the Writing Staff of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 42SNL’s season 42 premiere aired over the weekend, and in addition to the eight new writers hired to the staff, the closing credits revealed a […]
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