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3 Tips For Comedy Writers – with late-night television writer Dicky Eagan

When it comes to writing for late-night, Dicky Eagan knows what it takes.  In this video, the head writer of “Last Call with Carson Daly,” who has also written for “Lopez Tonight,” “The Wayne Brady Show” and many others, gives away 3 powerful secrets to having a successful career in comedy, in writing and in any part of the entertainment field.

Tip #1) Surround yourself with people who are good at what you do.  

If you want to get better, then hang around people who are even better than you are at your chosen field – they will challenge you and as a result, you will improve.

Tip #2) Get specific with your goals.  

Don’t just say “I want to be a writer.” Imagine and envision exactly what person, project or show you want to write for. When things get hard your ability to focus on your original goal will help get you through the tough times.

Tip #3) Be great to work with. 

This is a tip that all of our most successful guests seem to say. No matter how talented you are, no one wants to work with a jerk. Get your attitude and ego in check, so that you will be the one that everyone wants to work with.

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Find out more about Gerry at www.standupcomedyclass.com

And follow Gerry and Dickie on Twitter @GerryKatzman and @DickyEagan

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2 Responses to “3 Tips For Comedy Writers – with late-night television writer Dicky Eagan”

  1. Daniel Von January 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    Great info! Great Beard.. I would love to hear more about the behind the scenes processes used to finalize late night material! Keep shooting!

  2. Marlene C Sanchez January 20, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Awesome stuff! Love to be a fly on the wall when ideas are tearing away at the seams!! I so love the laughter reaction! Thank you for the good times! lol

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