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Things to Consider When Submitting to Write For a Late Night Show

This piece was originally published on SaraSchaefer.com. It's republished here with permission.

This past fall, I had the amazing privilege of hiring a writing staff for my upcoming TV show, Nikki & Sara Live. I was flattered and honored when hundreds of people applied. It was a super fun experience, but it was also an incredibly illuminating one. Reading so many packets made a couple of things very very clear: there are some really easy, basic things you can do to improve your chances of getting a job writing for TV. Before I give you those tips, however, I want to give a little context.

I think that [...]

You Had To Be There #89: Brian McCann

This week, Sara and Nikki implicate the friends, family, and bullies to blame for all their neuroses and therapy, but the brilliant Brian McCann (Conan) soothes their stress through the Hawaiian healing of hoʻoponopono. You may recall from last week's ep that Nikki and Sara landed Brian as the head writer for their little late-night show over at MTV. As a guest, Brian largely avoids shop talk and instead leads a hilarious discussion on protecting one's castle from every imaginable threat, including intruders, hellhounds, and make-believe fires. After exploring the board games that drive families apart, Nikki and Sara salvage what starts as a train-wreck of a [...]

Conan's Brian McCann Named Head Writer on 'The Nikki and Sara Show'

Longtime Conan writer Brian McCann has just been hired as the head writer for the upcoming late night series The Nikki and Sara Show, comedian Sara Schaefer tells us. Hosted by Schaefer and Nikki Glaser from the popular podcast You Had to Be There, The Nikki and Sara Show is set to debut next year on MTV. Emmy winner McCann spent 17 years writing for Conan, from 1995 until this past August. At Conan, McCann helped to define the show's sensibility and played some of its more memorable characters, like Preparation H Raymond, the FedEx Pope, and Mick Ferguson, The Guy Who's Awfully Proud of His Bulletproof [...]