The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: WWE Writer Matt McCarthy
This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to comedian Matt McCarthy about his job of working for the WWE as a creative writer. They talk about how he got the job, the demands of putting together a live wrestling show, and what it’s like to work with Vince McMahon.
“It’s SNL in a different city every week, no re-runs and no off-season. The monday show is three hours live, and then there is another hour for the audience, and then on tuesday they do four hours.” – Matt McCarthy on the demands of writing for WWE.
“This year is WrestleMania 29, and I heard that Vince already knows what he wants to do for WrestleMania 30. I’m sure Vince knows what he wants to do for WrestleMania 50, whether he is around to see it or not.” – Matt McCarthy on how much they plan ahead and how much Vince is in control.
“It’s not like writing for HIMYM. Jason Segel isn’t going to dislocate his shoulder and not be able to be on the show that night. They are athletes, so physcially things would happen to them, there were drug testing, if someone got suspended. About a million different things could happen that would change the show, and it usually would.” – Matt McCarthy on the complications that would arise when you are writing for a live show.
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