Brent Forrester has written for such celebrated comedy shows as The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Mr. Show With Bob and David, and The Office. He talks with The Worst Show on the Web about his career and the craft of writing comedy.
Forrester, surprisingly, said that, growing up, he was never considered funny, and did not come into the career through any natural talent, instead beginning with writing short stories. He got into the field through Susan Harris, creator of The Golden Girls, giving him the advice “write the way people talk, and go at what is difficult for you.”
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