“You just have to trust that there are enough people who will respond in a positive way that it’s worth it.” – 006
Join guest Megan Amram for a discussion of making love through comedy and laughter. Megan is one of the funniest humans on the planet. She’s an Emmy nominated ball of wit, irony, and satire. She’s currently a writer on NBC’s The Good Place and FOX’s The Simpsons, and has written for a myriad of popular TV shows from Transparent to Parks and Recreation. With over one million Twitter followers, Megan knowns how to craft a joke that holds the tension between power, punch, and hilarity.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- How “self-deprecating” humor and “vulnerability” are connected
- How comedy can be a forum for pushing the edges of social consciousness and social justice
- What it looks like to invest in your “good self”
- Why today is the day Donald Trump finally became President.
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Megan Amram is an Emmy-nominated American comedy writer and performer currently working on the NBC series The Good Place and FOX’s The Simpsons. Previously, Amram was a writer on the acclaimed Amazon series Transparent, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and the final three seasons of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Her other past credits include writing for Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, Fox’s The Simpsons, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, the 90th and 83rd Annual Academy Awards, the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the Disney Channel and contributing to Funny Or Die and Comedy Central’s Celebrity Roasts. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Vulture, Vice Magazine and The Awl, among others, and her first book Science… For Her! was published in November 2015 by Simon & Schuster.
Along with her work as a writer, Megan has ventured into acting, with a 2011 appearance on RuPaul’s Drag U and more recently with her Emmy-nominated web series An Emmy for Megan.