For those of you who didn't get nearly enough of listening to David Mandel yesterday, apparently this is The David Mandel Tour Month, because not only was he the guest on Al Franken's podcast, but Mandel is also the guest on this week's 3rd & Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America. As we learned from Al Franken, if you were taking notes you know that he was the showrunner on the HBO series Veep, and also wrote for Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. We get a bit more into his career here today, but in any regard I suppose that one good deed deserves another...
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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