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J.B. Smoove

leon“The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool” is a new book written by Leon Black as told to J.B. Smoove.  We discussed how Leon took over his book deal, how he gets inside the mind of the character,  and why everyone needs their own personal Leon.

 

“Veep” Showrunner David Mandel

David Mandel was a writer on “Seinfeld” (penning two of my all-time favorites, “The Bizarro Jerry” and “The Pool Boy”) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and is now the showrunner for HBO’s Emmy award-winning series “Veep.”  We discussed what a showrunner actually does (versus, say, an executive producer), writing for an ensemble comedy, and the excruciating minutia of television production.  Also:  Whither DVDs?