November 10, 2015

EP. 37 — Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz aka Jean-Ralphio of Parks and Recreation aka Clyde Oberholt of House of Lies joins Franklin for an in-depth conversation about how he became a writer. Ben tells us about his early days of submitting jokes to Late Night with David Letterman & SNL, sleeping in a tent at a friend’s house when he came to LA to write for Robot Chicken, and how his Black List script El Fuego Caliente (a remake of the 1991 film Soapdish) came about. LA: Come see a LIVE stage reading of Ben’s script El Fuego Caliente with special guests on November 21st at the The Montalban Theater at 8pm. Go to for tickets!

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