Guest: Kevin Avery
This week’s guest Kevin Avery is a writer on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and co-host of the very funny podcast ‘Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period’ with fellow comedian W. Kamau Bell. His credits also include head writer on the critically acclaimed FX series ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’ which was created by Chris Rock, and writer on VH1’s ‘Best Week Ever’.
From more serious subjects like Net Neutrality and immigration, to the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue – Avery and the staff writers, along with John Oliver, impeccably dissect politics, global issues and humanity at large, all while making us laugh out loud. ‘Last Week Tonight’ is a show not to be missed!
In this episode we get the chance to ask: Are there any subjects that can’t be funny? What makes Denzel Washington such a perfect podcast subject? Will Chris Rock rock the Oscars? What is the writing process for ‘Last Week Tonight’ and what is the writer’s room like? And MUCH more!
Kevin Avery is a comedian, producer, and writer of HBO’s 'Last Week Tonight'. He has also had the distinction of being the head writer on the critically acclaimed and criminally short FX original series, 'Totally Biased' with W. Kamau Bell. His other television writing credits include VH1′s 'Best Week Ever'.
He is also the writer, star and executive producer of the award-winning short film ‘Thugs, The Musical’ and the co-host of the podcast ‘Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period’ hosted on Wolfpop. Recently he co-wrote the webseries ‘White Flight’ with Matt Braunger for Comedy Central.