He’s won 5 Prime Time Emmys, a Grammy, a Peabody, and a Television Critics’ Association Award, and was even named a “SuperJew” by Time Out New York. No, he doesn’t have superpowers, but that hasn’t stopped comedy writer Rob Kutner from writing over 1000 episodes of great comedy shows “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, and “Dennis Miller Live.”
Oh, and did we mention that he’s a best-selling author too? His recent satirical end-of-times bestseller “Apocalypse How: Turn the End Times into the Best of Times!” is one of the top 100 parodies at Amazon.com. Click image to play video; more details are below.
You’ll love hearing how he got his comedy start as the only Jewish kid in a Christian kindergarten class… How studies at Princeton led to him being deported from Uzbekistan… how Dennis Miller gave him his first break… and all his tips for getting in to comedy writing.
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Rob also takes the time to answer many fan questions that came in over Twitter… You can follow him at @ApocalypseHow.
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