Nobody in Hollywood would hire Howard's "Head Writers"

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  1. Horff

    Horff Well-Known Member

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    A lot of talented writers for shows go on to write for sitcoms or get their own shows eventually. Clearly nobody in Hollywood wants to hire Jackie, and Hollywood producers are adamant about never hiring Benji (even though Howard claims he "does a good job".) We all know Howard hires help on the cheap. You should want people to steal your talent, that means you are doing something right. I don't know how Howard can consider the people he hires to be "funny." None of them will have careers after the show is over.
     
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    Who wouldn't want this talent?
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    May be a technicality but wasn't Artie a pseudo writer/creator who had several sitcoms "in development" when he was on the show? Then again he made a career for himself long before ever encountering the wig. Along these lines seems to me several "producers" have gone on to bigger and better jobs in Hollywood as well.
     
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    no one has a job after Stern including Booey why hire Booey when you could get Jason and Will together for 1/4 the cost
     
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    I know this is a fun idea to throw out there and it is absolutely a trigger for people to just shit on Benjy but if you honestly believe no one in Hollywood would hire Benjy, Richard, Sal or even Jason and Will you are insane. These people work for a 5 hour long live comedy show that airs anywhere from 6-9 times a month. They have to write jokes that are spontaneous and need to be funny right away, if you know anything about sitcoms those writers write and rewrite a massive amount of times before the jokes are even entered into a script and then if it doesn't come off funny on camera they rewrite again. Honestly those guys will be in very high demand if Howard actually decides to retire in two years. Don't believe in the bullshit Howard throws out there, he does all that on air to chop down their confidence so they don't actually run off on him.
     
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    And therein lies the problem.
     
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    I want to pull my hair out when people call Benjy is a "brilliant comedy writer" Nothing he has said or done has made me laugh. Ponderous
     
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    Benjy doesn't write jokes. He proposes unfunny premises. He is the least funny man in the world, but when he does tell a joke, it's still not funny.
     
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    That's not much of an indictment. There's a showbiz hierarchy.

    - Movies
    - TV
    - Successful stand up
    - Radio
    - Podcast (Though a good podcast can surpass radio)
    - Struggling stand up
    - Internet vehicle (website/blog)

    Most people would consider the show's glory days to be the Jackie years. He was the best writer they had. He never made it punching up scripts in Hollywood and never even got a sniff from TV.

    The most successful ventures for the backup staff have been movie cameos by Richard and Stuttering John - again, not much of an accomplishment since this puts them on the same level as Beetlejuice.

    The truth is, they're not creative enough or talented enough for anything else. If they were, they would be there by now.
     
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    Maybe not Hollywood, but certainly nearby in the Valley. They're always on the lookout for someone who knows how to silently hold the boom mike while a girl rides the Sybian.
     
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    Yeah, they don't film in LA anymore.
     
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    In that case, no. No jobs for the Fatsoes.
     
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    I disagree. First, they are about 20 years too old. Second, they don't have any experience writing in that format. In fact, they don't really "write." Benjy does follow-up "gags" and Richard and Sal think of ways to make people on the other end of the phone not hear them. None of those things fit into the joke-a-page format of sitcoms. Whether or not you like the Office or Parks and Rec or that Zoe chick show, that kind of writing is a craft. They are very well written. The fans-who-became-writers on the HSS have no idea how to do that.

    Third, they just aren't funny.
     
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    It boils down to this........Would YOU hire any of Hamptons employees if he went down in a fiery crash tomorrow?
     
  15. BrerJimmy

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    I wouldn't hire 3/4 of that bunch to work in a foodtruck. The whole lot of 'em seem unsanitary.
     
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    Who would hire booey, period? He obviously was told to lose whatever phone numbers he had when he left krock, the show he produces is absolute shit and he sleeps in the office. Let him retire on his Reggie rich package and enjoy the rest of his pathetic life.

    On top of that, Howard has tainted anyone on his staff.
     
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    It's fucking embarrassing that Howard's such a shitty manager and a judge of talent. His head writer couldn't get a job writing after he left the show. Benjy's 10x worse and all those writers at celeb superfan took a shit on him.

    America's judge? Nigga please. He can't even judge talent on his show.