Transcript: A Tale of Two Larrys
What's wrong with the industry? Rob Long says a mysterious duo holds the clues
This is Rob Long with Martini Shot for The Ankler.
The professional code among comedy writers dictates that if you have a friend who is producing a pilot, you are honor-bound to volunteer your services for the pilot week.
We do this for two reasons. First, friendship, which among writers is a word whose definition is so elastic as to also include the definition of the word “enemy,” meaning, it’s fun to spend a week watching your “friend” get abused by neurotic, job-fearing studio executives and arrogant, hitless network development types; and two, because you know that no matter what happens, because you’re a volunteer, you get to leave whenever you want.