On today’s show, I have comedy writer and Totally Laime podcast host Elizabeth Laime. I have been listening to Elizabeth’s podcasts for YEARS. Her podcast was actually one of the very first I ever found and to get the chance to be on the other side of the screen and interview her was such a pleasure and joy!

Elizabeth and I chat about how she got into the comedy writing industry, how the staffing process works for those who want to write for a television show, the details of the pitching process when you’re pitching a show you’ve written, the importance of building relationships, what people don’t know about comedy writers, favorite condiments, Beyonce back up dancers and so much more.

Excited for you to tune in and hope you enjoy!

Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

Elizabeth Laime | Comedy Writer & Host of the Totally Laime Podcast

Show notes

In today’s episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Elizabeth got started as a comedy writer.
  • What Elizabeth struggles with as a comedy writer.
  • If her podcasts have helped her in growing her career in comedy.
  • A misconception people have about her and her career as a comedy writer.
  • What she does when she has writer’s block and isn’t feeling funny or inspired.
  • How the staffing process works for the writing industry.
  • How the pitching process works when you’re pitching a show to television networks.

Elizabeth Laime is an American comedy writer and host of the Totally Laime podcast.

Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

Key takeaways from this episode

Growing up I was always theatrical, and did dance and did musicals. – Elizabeth Laime

I started doing stand up because it was the one thing I could do myself. It was truly the only way I could take control of things. – Elizabeth Laime

Get to know the people in your community who have similar interests. – Elizabeth Laime

First, you need a producer, then you need a studio, then you sell it to a network. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet

The process of pitching is incredibly different than the process of writing a pilot. – Elizabeth Laime

I come up with a show idea usually based on something that either I feel like is missing from television that I'd like to see that I can relate to in my life. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet The best pitches are connected to my life. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet

The friends I have made here who are successful in entertainment are some of the most kind, deep, beautiful inside and people. I feel so lucky to know them. – Elizabeth Laime

I have felt so supported in comedy. – Elizabeth Laime

My biggest struggle is I'm not good at being patient. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet

Part of the gig is that when one job ends, you don’t know what’s coming next. – Elizabeth Laime

I'd love to get to the place in my career where I can truly be trusting that the right next thing is going to come along. - @TotallyLaime Click To Tweet
Elizabeth Laime | Writer & Podcaster: Ever wonder what a day in the life is like for a Writer & Podcaster? Check out this episode of the Day in the Life podcast with Elizabeth Laime to find out! #comedy #writer #standup #entertainment #hollywood #humor #comics

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