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Funny In Failure

Jun 3, 2024

Brent Forrester is an award-winning writer, producer and director, who has written for 6 Emmy Award-winning television comedies. He’s written on some of the biggest sitcoms ever such as the Office, The Simpsons, The Ben Stiller Show, Space Force, King of the Hill, Love, and Super Fun Night.

Brent won his first Comedy Writing Emmy at age 25 for his work on "The Ben Stiller Show."  He went on to write for "The Simpsons," helped launch "King of The Hill," and was a writer, producer and director at NBC's "The Office" for seven seasons where he later became the co showrunner/ co head writer.  He's also written for "Late Night with Conan," "Mr. Show with Bob and Dave," and "The Larry Sanders Show,". He has also worked as a Head Writer on Netflix shows like Judd Apatow's "Love" and Steve Carrell's "Space Force," along with Amazon shows like Greg Daniel's "Upload" and "People of Earth." 

Brent has a new writing course which is now out! (Link below). It doesn’t matter if you missed the first one, you can still join and catch up on previous weeks.

Here’s the blurb for the course- “This is the latest and greatest version of my FIVE WEEK class:  five 90-minute webinars, Sundays at 2pm PST.  If you can’t be there live, don't worry, there’s a link to watch later.  In Class One I encourage everyone to take THE PLEDGE: "I will finish a draft of my script!"  Over the following weeks, I lead you through my own 6-part writing process, which I developed over 30 seasons in writers rooms, sharing all my most valuable writing secrets, in the most entertaining way I can. We analyze scenes together, I bring you on screen to discuss your work, and do everything I can to motivate your writing process!”  

We chat about his drive to improve and move forward, writing, The Office, The Simpsons, being fired, his mentor Susan Harris, “not having talent”, rejection, writers room approach, his new epic course (which is now out) plus plenty more!

The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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