Here’s a few things I’ve come across recently that are worth a click:
• Bill Oakley, a former writer on The Simpsons, breaks down how they used to write the show in this interesting behind-the-scenes look at the show and its writing staff.
• Yahoo has the fun story about how Erik Weiner made a viral video making fun of his one-line appearance in a Sopranos episode…and how that viral video wound up getting him a much bigger role on Boardwalk Empire.
• The LA Times profiles one of Los Angeles’ hottest comedy show, The Meltdown, and explains how it may be on its way to becoming the next Comedy Death Ray.
• New York magazine has a very interesting profile of Ricky Van Veen, the guy behind College Humor. Besides being a good read, the article includes a lot of good advice for video creators including the observation that, “There’s a difference between merely funny and viral funny.”