Laugh Tracks What Comedy Can Teach Us About Writing

Laugh Tracks: What Comedy Can Teach Us About Writing

Sometime during the last few years, I’ve become obsessed with comedy. Maybe it’s the aftermath of the pandemic, or aging, or having kids that are leaving the nest, or just a way of processing the world—but I’ve come to crave shows, essays, podcasts and movies that make me laugh. Shows like Ted Lasso, Shrinking, Mike Birbiglia’s The Old Man and the Pool and Nick Kroll’s Little Big Boy. All of these have made me laugh. But, when I take a step back and look at common threads among types of comedy I most enjoy, I notice a trend. I’m not only laughing, I’m also sometimes crying. 

Captivated by Podcasts - May 2023

Captivated by Podcasts

Smartless, Wiser Than Me, The Shit No One Tells You About Writing–although we don’t like to admit it, we know there are other podcasts out there besides our beloved PWN’s Debut Review (which by the way you can listen to on Apple & Spotify). There are so many options that when you’ve finished the latest episode of PWN’s Debut Review, you might be overwhelmed by which podcast to queue up next. To help you, we asked our PWN Team what they are listening to these days.