Kevin and Paul have a conversation with writer and actor John Crane.
John Crane has an extensive creative career as a Groundlings Main Company Member, Head Writer, and Executive Producer on MADtv, writer for animated shows like Johnny Bravo, CatDog, Rocket Power, and Jimmy Neutron. He was also an actor on Roundhouse on Nickelodeon and the green screen stand-in for Bugs Bunny in Space Jam with Michael Jordan
Highlights from this episode include:
- The lessons of working in a high-pressure comedy writing environment
- Being present in the moment with writing and improv and realizing that failing won’t kill you. It just makes you better at your craft
- “Real writers, write. They pick up their sword and go to battle every day.”
- John talks about how he’s helping students with writing at cranesketch.com