10 Dec 2018

Nell Scovell: sneaking into the Hollywood comedy boys club

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 10 December 2018
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Photo: Harper Collins

You may not know the name Nell Scovell, but if you have watched any TV in the last 30 years you know her work. 

As a writer and producer for comedy shows, she's worked on everything from The Simpsons to Murphy Brown and wrote jokes for Mark Zuckerberg's speeches. 

For years she was the only woman in the writer's room.  She peels back the curtain on television comedy and her efforts to help other women get a seat at the table in her book, Just the Funny Parts... and a Few Hard Thruths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club.

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