Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

with Jesse David Fox

Emily Heller's Workout Clothes

Comedian, writer and actor Emily Heller talks to Jesse about a joke from both her album Pasta and her Comedy Central standup special Ice Thickeners. Despite being recorded about six months apart, her delivery and wording is almost exactly the same in each version.

Jesse and Emily go over her meticulousness and handling of tropes, as well as the writing retreats she employs to develop new material. Ultimately, the two get around to discussing how Emily actually hasn't done stand-up for some time due to her work in writing for television--namely HBO's Barry.

Also included: riding hairy shoulders to the moon.

Follow Emily on Twitter and watch her special Ice Thickeners on YouTube or Comedy Central.