Episode 45: A discussion with humor writer Adam Rotstein

Hey Prosers,

I know. I know.  Let’s not talk about that lil’ missing in action thing. The important thing is that I’m here now and so are you!

This episode features a humor writer that I discovered earlier this year on McSweeney’s. Adam Rotstein has an undergraduate degree in – get this – neuroscience – but he abandoned the field to pursue his love of comedy and humor writing and now he’s in LA working on a pilot.

In this show, which was recorded in March but fell victim to my unbalanced work schedule, we talk about Adam’s writing process, his experience writing for Reductress, and how his degree helps his writing.

In this show:

Text Messages From Your Crippling Anxiety – Adam’s favorite clip on CollegeHumor

How To Stage A Meet-Cute Even When He Is Reading A Kindle – Adam’s favorite clip on Reductress

Humor writer Adam Rotstein

Humor writer Adam Rotstein

Adam Rotstein is a comedy writer living in Los Angeles who has been published in McSweeney’s, Reductress, Funny or Die, and CollegeHumor, where he was also an editorial intern. He is a copywriter by day, writing #content that’s as funny and weird as brands will let him be. 

He also just finished a comedy pilot, which may sound redundant because he does in fact live in Los Angeles. Originally from North Jersey, he studied Biology at Wesleyan University and has dabbled in stand-up comedy and improv/sketch classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. His current open mic is Twitter.

Follow him at @madamepotstein or check out the rest of his work at www.adamrotstein.com



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