Season Two Finale: Is This Thing On?
For our season two finale, Emily and Heather are joined by “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” writer Mike Drucker to talk about all things comedy and journalism: How do the writing staffs at shows like Full Frontal collaborate with researchers to produce investigative segments? How has the rise of social media changed the comedy landscape? Have comedians done a better job of explaining Brexit to Americans than journalists? Plus, Tricky’s in-house comedian George Civeris presents a list of innovative suggestions for solving journalism’s thorniest problems.
- Check out Mike Drucker’s podcast, How to be a Person, and follow him on Twitter. He’s funny!
- Watch the full segment Drucker wrote for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee about how jokes about male sexual assault aren’t funny.
- Read “How Late Night Sharpened Its Teeth in the Age of Trump,” by Laura Bradley, published by Vanity Fair in 2017, only about six months after the Presidential elections.
- Read “How Jokes Won the Election,” by Emily Nussbaum and published in The New Yorker in 2017.