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Mindy Kaling secretly gives birth to second child

Mojo In The Morning

00:50 sec | Last month

Mindy Kaling secretly gives birth to second child

"Failing announcing that she quietly welcomed her second child a baby boy named Spencer a few weeks ago. She revealed that news during a virtual appearance on the late show with Stephen Colbert off something extraordinary that nobody knows up until this moment. Yes I'm. I'm telling it for the first time. Now feels so strange but I had a I give birth to a baby boy on September third. Don't even knew you were pregnant. I know. It's this is news to a lot of people. It's true. Well, congratulations. That's wonderful. That was one of so. You said baby boy. Did you say baby boy? Navy boy okay. Do we have a name yet? Yes Oh? Yes. He has a name his name is Spencer Guess. The most common part of this fencer Kaley.

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Mindy Kaling secretly gives birth to a baby boy: ‘This is news to a lot of people’

Bob Sirott

00:39 sec | Last month

Mindy Kaling secretly gives birth to a baby boy: ‘This is news to a lot of people’

"Sharing whatever baby news we can and today with the Baby News is about Mindy K. Ling XI was on with Stephen Colbert last night. And amazingly kept secret that she was pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy on September the third low baby boy named Spencer. So congratulations, Tio Mindy. Welcome to the world. Spencer. He joins his older sister, Catherine, who was now 2.5 years old. Indicating has not said who the father is of these kids.

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Mindy Kaling reveals she quietly welcomed baby No. 2

The Breakfast Club

00:19 sec | Last month

Mindy Kaling reveals she quietly welcomed baby No. 2

"Mindy Kaling has some big news. The Mindy Project star appeared on the late show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night and dropped this bombshell. She had a baby boy last night. Killing says the baby's name is Spencer but didn't reveal anything else. Back in 2017 kalen gave birth to her first child, A baby girl named Catherine

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies

Office Ladies

05:40 min | 5 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies

"Batting. Though Jason that is so cool. Isn't that so cool? She said all her coworkers know about her appearance on the office and that fans will mention to her because she's Indian. They'll mention the Walli episode, and then she always like blows their mind when she says. Oh, no I was in it so I thought. Thought. That was so sweet I was in. It I say aligned. That offends Ryan the temp. Yes, exactly except he doesn't quite know, he's being the butt of a joke right? But she said being on office was one of her most memorable moments of her childhood I also love that you know I'm sure rain improvised going up to her with that lightsaber. There's a bunch of deleted scenes where he's fighting with kids with light sabers. and. It didn't make it in, but he he rain looked very much in his element like that's how he bonds with children. Yes, Angela should we check in on those folks that Stanford see how they're doing. You mean the folks drinking yeager Meister. Yeah, how are they an Angela? Did you see what they ordered for dinner? Oh Jenna you and I know firsthand. You do not drink a lotta alcohol and only eat Sushi now Angela. Why do we know that firsthand that? Because at the Golden Globes was at the golden goal shooter. Oh Lady! I was thinking of my Bachelorette Party. There was the Golden Globes, but the Bachelorette wait. Have we repeated this mistake multiple? Except the second time I did better the first time. It did not work out well for me the second time if memory serves sorry to say this on here but it. It hit your sister pretty hard. Yeah! Guy Angela planned a Bachelorette party for me when I was getting married to Lee and she took us all out for Sushi dinner. It was a fancy schmancy. Sushi plays in Beverly Hills that I'd never eaten out I'd only dreamed of and I was like Kim we go there for the Bachelorette. They were thrilled to have us. It was so cute. All of the ladies from office where they're. All of my other friends were there and afterwards you took us to. Hold of Lady Burghley, good this right first of all the Sushi place was your idea, and after the sushi place. You guys I've got cupcakes with her face on it. It was so cute we had lots of free drinks and over the restaurant was very kind and lots a great Sushi and then after the dinner. I was like well. Thank you guys. Generals like what's next and I was like what? Wait why you not is this? I do not. Know Lady All. I had planned was the dinner I didn't plan anything after. Is this the first time you ever hearing of this?.

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies

Office Ladies

02:49 min | 5 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies

"Now at four minutes twenty three seconds Sam. Will you play Mustang? Already CAROM flirty Karen. That's my mom, Birdie, Kenzi, Florida, Karen Karen, says hey, nice basket ever since the whole chips incident, she's Smitten Yup so then Josh comes over, and gives Karen the company credit card because they have to work late and they're allowed to buy dinner, but he says. No more than twenty dollars a person this time this time twenty dollars a person. We shot this in two thousand six. Is there a meal out there that you order? That's more than twenty dollars per se. Maybe there's a reason, Stanford doesn't make it. I mean my gosh. I don't know. Maybe I just don't eat it very fancy places for my take out, but I feel like I would be it would. I would be challenged to order a meal for more than twenty dollars, a person in two thousand and six. Yeah, especially like late at night and Scranton. What are they getting? You know like Thai food. Exactly. This is not difficult Andy though bus out some yeager meister. He's got other plans. He's ready to party Ed. Helms's face when he holds up that yeager meister bottle and shot glasses is hull area. You, you get a window into. Andy was in college, and you're like Oh buddy well back in scranton. Things are getting exciting. 'cause everyone is showing up to dwell wally there arriving there. It's really really like bright and colorful, and there's music playing and Phyllis is like. Isn't it fun to take our shoes off and Angeles like? I wish not everyone took. They're shoes off, and Kevin's like stop it. I told you it was a condition. So you guys remember in grief counseling? We talked about a deleted scene that would have been in the episode where Angela and Kevin go off again about his sweaty feet. Yes, this is a callback to a deleted scene so if it's going to go unappreciated. UNAPPRECIATED by most viewers, but those hard viewers who watch those deleted scenes will know what this I feel like. Someone in the writer's room was really determined to make sure we had scenes about Kevin's feet I feel like it was a note card on the on the wall that said Kevin sweaty feet, and someone loved it and kept waiting to get in the episodes. Well this is Angeles worst nightmare. People taking off their shoes in Minas Kevin's sweaty fiend I. mean this is just not how she wants to be at a party. No, no, so now. The party is in full swing. Jenna, you know. What that sound means Angela do we get a lot of questions about different.

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies

Office Ladies

05:47 min | 5 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Office Ladies

"First season Classic Episode Diversity Day written by the Great Bijan Novak I remember the rim. He loved this idea Greg Love. This idea of Michael Scott offending all these people, but it's like it's. It's kind of the funniest version of it when there's some minority people there to who can get extra offended so at that time I think it just made sense to have another minority person and I was like. I'll do it I actually. I did volunteer. He's like he's I had two lines in that episode and he's A. Do you WanNa be of course in so Diversity Day Yeah Thank Heavens. That was the second episode because then that guest starred then. I think maybe once or twice that first season I wasn't very much, and then second season was like I sort of saw more lines, and yes, that's how it happened. What blew me away? Mindy is when I think back on that and I was I was sort of reading back on wikipedia about all of us, and where we're at in our lives at that time, and you were twenty four. And that blows my mind your. You had your act together to me for someone at twenty four. You! You're amazing. 'cause at twenty four. I was I. Think I was doing takeout at Shenzhen's. I wasn't a waiter was just doing a hostess job. Do you know? If. They'll thank you for saying that. I mean I. Love to feel like I was a wonder can, but you know what it is is that it's just the life of a writer comedy writer in the life of an actor, or they're just so they're so different. Right like it's so I. It's very hard to break into comedy writing, but I do think that is easier than breaking into acting. Because if you can write, you can write your opportunities and write a Spec script that you know then you can use in. Send out whereas like when you're young actor. You're like I just hope someone calls me in to see something, so thank you for saying that. But you know it also. It felt less special because BJ's there. He was the same age he'd already written on a show at twenty four. So it's just what I was like. Oh, I guess I'm young in cool? He was like Oh. Yeah, already worked on, he was on a Bob, Saggy Sitcom, and make sure was like twenty eight in already had like an emmy and bidded SNL for nine years or something crazy so. There was no sense of Lake. You could ever think you were special or like ahead of the curve or anything like that with aggravated people will I always thought you were special. Thank you, thanks Angela. Are should. We get into this episode? John Yes! Did you get a chance to rewatch it? Yes, dead! What was it like for you to?.

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

02:01 min | 6 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

"Subscribe to traffic secrets now or visit traffic secrets. Podcast DOT com good morning to the class of two thousand eighteen. The faculty the parents the grandparents fellow honorees in the paid laugher. I have scattered throughout the audience. It is an honor to join you this morning for this special occasion. It is an honor to speak to you today from behind this gigantic tree stump like some sort of female Laura with an advanced degree. That's right you guys. I'm hitting Dr Seuss hard early in this speech because Dartmouth grads heavy privileged unique among all the Ivy League. We will be forced to be mini expert on Dr Seuss for our entire lives. On my deathbed I'll be saying. Did you know that his real name was theodor? Geisel did you know that he was the editor of the Dartmouth Jacko lantern and yes while no. Us presidents have gone to Dartmouth. We can at least lay claim for the wonderful Dr Seuss. Another notable alumnus is salmon. P chase the man on the ten thousand dollar Bill A. Symbolically powerful piece of paper. This largely useless in the real world like a degree in play writing which I received from this very institution. Thank you for paying for that mom and Dad. It's a thrill to be back here in New Hampshire the granite state known for two things. The place where you can legally and not wear your seatbelt. An Adam sandlers. Birthplace New Hampshire has one of the best models of any state. Live free or die for outsiders is seems like an exciting declaration of freedom. But when you're here in January die actually. Sounds like a pretty good option. I remember the days when it was so cold. Your Sneeze would become an ice sculpture before it hit the ground in Los Angeles where I live now if I sneeze. I just call my doctor and had my blood replaced with that of a teenage track star. That's normal there. I'm mostly track star right now before I go any further. I.

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:57 min | 7 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

15:54 min | 7 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Subscribe to shortwave from NPR. Let's get back to my interview with Mindy Kaeling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never I ever which has now streaming on net flicks. She got her start on the series. The office playing Kelly Kapoor. She was also a writer and producer on the series so last year you had a movie called late night in which you played an aspiring comic who gets a job basically. She's the minority higher for late night. Tv show tonight show. Connor show that that's been hosted for thirty years by a woman played by Emma Thompson and Emma. Thompson's character has become kind of out of touch with what people especially younger people find funny She's very arrogant But she's told by the executives than the the show becomes more relevant in the ratings pickup. She's out so to shake things up a little bit figures okay. We'll do a minority hires. She hires us. It's not like she has any faith in you. It's kind of like you're hired. And then you have to deal with an all white male writers room and a host to is pretty condescending. Were you a diversity higher when you started working on the office. Yes yes proud diversity higher and do you think like that was a successful diversity? Higher like you were hired to add diversity. Diversity was needed and you turned out to be exceptionally talented. So it was kind of I mean. Do you see that as a win win. Win for the office and a win for you definitely. I think the program was invaluable and I think that. Nbc was at that time. The only one of the major networks. That was doing something like that at the time. I didn't think so At the time I thought it was really humiliating. Actually because the way that that works is a diversity. Higher is no cost to the show so when you get hired And you're a minority and through the NBC Diversity Hiring Program you know that the NBC is paying the cost of your salary. Not The show. So that's why the show is incentivized to hire minorities and What ends up happening. There's this phenomenon that would happen there. Is that a writer get hired for a year and then they only pay your salary the first year so if you are going to continue on for second year. They won't pay her salary anymore. So you'd have this phenomenon on these shows because other network started doing the same thing where you'd have a minority writer who is a staff writer. Which is the entry level writing job? And then the next year there'd be a different staff writer because it to promote them the show would have to take on the cost of staff so everybody knows that this is the case so when you go into a show your biggest sensitivity is that everyone thinks the only reason you were hired is because you were free whereas everyone else had. They had to pay good money for them. And I don't know whether how much people are actually thinking about that or whether that was just in my head but it was just one of these subtle ways that I felt that I was a little bit less than the other writers. But it's tricky right because the programs incredible and it got me into the business and many other people who now have have nice careers in Hollywood. Yeah it's it's a complicated thing I that's why I wrote the movie late night because I wanted to talk about it. The office is having this huge resurgence. Misuse Renaissance. It's I think. Sound like three different channels including comedy central. There's like marathons. What impact is that having on a new seeing that security is like not only back on TV. But it's pretty popular you know. It's incredible it's funny. How many fourteen fifteen year old kids will come up to me at the airport? Because they've been cheated on net flicks and they've seen everything I mean. I remember about three or four years ago. I got a call from one of my agent saying hey this young singer. Songwriter would love to sample a section of one of your episodes. I think you wrote it in your voice in it as Kelly demand if they do that she's like an l. a. based indie singer Songwriter. And I said yes. Sure that's fine. She and I just assigned something and it was Billy Bush and she wrote a song called. It was called my strange addiction. Which is one of her big hits and the song samples different parts of the office because she loves the show so much in fact she would even say it's not love it's like she's obsessed with the show and she seen. I think she seemed the entire series from season one to season nine all the way through like four or five times and so she wrote a song about it and I'm sampled in it and I didn't. I didn't understand who she was at the time. So attack this real impact on this this younger generation. It's been great because that's not a show that I think could be made now or not. I think there's just a heightened sensitivity now to viewers. That wasn't there when the show came out. But it's it's strange right because the show is more popular now than it was. I think even than when we first certainly the first season of the show where we really struggled I think that network executives the way that Michael Scott behaves in the kind of stuff that he says. I think they would have a real fear that there would be blogs and articles and petitions written against them. I remember in the first season of the office. There is a joke where diversity day where Michael is talking to a Mexican American character named Oscar and he says you know Oscar. You're Mexican in an Oscar. Says he has no pride Mexican says well. Is there a term you would like to use it less offensive? And then he's like then Mexican and he's like there isn't anything offensive. And it's this. It's this big it's a it's a very like icon. Michael Scott Joke. But I can't see you know I'm creating shows now I can't see that being okay with a lot of heads of studios and networks to have that kind of show and the reason why the joke is funny because this character has this is so sweetly bigoted you know and I think. That'd be hard to reconcile. Now how can you care to be so bigoted but you still cheer for him and you still want him to become a better person. And I think there's so much fear now of a bad reaction from people that they don't want to take those kind of creative risks and do you think that that's a shame I do i. I'm not offended by very much. But then again I have also not been marginalized a lot of ways that people are so it's tricky. I grew up loving comedy. I give people the benefit of the doubt so general. I'm less offended but at the same time There are people who are you know? I'm I think I'm very lucky. But it's too bad because I I do think the show is very funny and I don't think you know having been there. I do not think it was made by people who are trying to be offensive or push forth you know bad a- bad agendas so it. I think it's too bad jokes about how clueless Michael is. It's it's yeah it's it's not an insult against Being Mexican I. It's it's a joke about how Michael never gets it right but Michael is also the lead of the show and the person who's point of view or often the one you hope finds love and and I think that would maybe be problematic now whereas if he was a side character that was supposed to be like the racist guy that would be a little bit easier to stomach but he was the person in power but in madman wrong. You know I'm often surprised at what's on. Tv and I just think that sometimes network since studios underestimate what Americans can handle and how sophisticated they are what they watch and has a fear that people will misinterpret a joke or you know. Be like very sensitive in a way that you hadn't expected. Has that been inhibiting your writing in any way. That's such a good question you know we. There's so much in. Never have I ever. That could be construed as offensive but because I think the lead is what people would call like marginalized person like a young Indian American girl. I think we're able to get away with stuff. Because of certain powerlessness that that demographic hasn't society honestly so I think it's easier for our character to lash out or her mother to say things that could potentially be offensive. Because it's like okay. Well you know they don't have a ton of power in this country right now and in terms of other shows I think with why I think students in our could be shy about doing that as I think honestly getting cancelled like. I'm not getting handled like in terms of TV terms but the cancel culture and litigation And fearing that. We're going to be you know the networks going to be the next woody allen getting dropped by His Book Publisher. Tina like for for something that they did. So I do think there's a lot of fear about that stuff that was not there in two thousand four when we started the show. Let's take another show break here. If you're just joining us. My guest is Mindy Caling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never have I ever which just started streaming on net flicks. We'll talk more after we take a short break. This is fresh air. The world is in a dark place. Find a light with. Npr's hidden brain stories and long-form interviews to brave uncertain times insights to understand yourself hidden brain. Listen and subscribe support for. Npr comes from whyy presenting the podcast. Eleanor amplified and adventure series. Kids love here reporter. Eleanor Atwood crafty villains and solve mysteries as she travels the globe to get the big story available where you get podcasts. Or at WHYY DOT Org. This is fresh air. Let's get back to my interview with Mindy Kaeling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never have I ever which is now streaming net flicks. She got her start on the series. The office playing Kelly Kapoor. She was also a writer and producer on the series. When you are on our show in twenty twelve your mother had died within the previous year and we had talked about that. A little bit and you. You had mentioned that when your mother was dying. She had pancreatic cancer and the cancer really changed her. And that nearly a year after her death you were still having trouble remembering your mother from before. She got sick as the memories of her being sick. We're still so vivid in your mind and I knew exactly what you meant because I went through the same thing with my mother when she was very sick with cancer. And I'm wondering if the images of your pre-cancer mother have come back to you as vividly as the post cancer images while I am..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:58 min | 7 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That's friends without the our best fiends. Let's get back to my interview with Mindy Kaeling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never have I ever which just started streaming on. Netflix DRAWS. Some of her own high school experiences. It's about a sophomore in high school named Davey whose parents are from India. David is one of the schools best students but wishes she was one of the most popular. She's far from it. She's considered nerdy an attractive killing. I became known for her role on the office. As Kelly Kapoor she was also a writer and producer of this series. She starred in the series the MINDY PROJECT LAST YEAR. She started the movie comedy late night as the diversity higher in the writer's room of a late night. Tv show. She also wrote the movie when I interviewed you in twenty twelve. You mentioned and I don't remember what the context is. You mentioned that you're interested in the prejudices. That minorities have against other minorities. And you thought that that was a really good comedy era area and you work that into your new series in that. There's a an Indian woman who decided not to get the arranged marriage. She was supposed to have and she married a Muslim man and then they divorced and none of the women in this particular Indian community. WanNa talk with her because she had married him Muslim man. Is that an example of what you were talking about. In terms of prejudices. Some minorities have about other minorities of course in India in India can doozer not a minority but in America they are. Yeah absolutely. I think that is definitely an example of that. I have seen firsthand the racism that Hindus feel towards Muslims. Because of you know it's it's it's weird to inherit a prejudice because it's something that's based in India. You know because I think it's about Kashmir issues and issues. That table is in India. And then you're supposed to inherit them when you're When you're here too and so we that character felt Really true to my childhood. And my life of a woman who'd made a choice and then was a shunned because of it and what you find funny about those tensions. I find it funny because to the average white American. We're probably the same. The you know this is like to me. It's really narcissism of small differences to average American person looking at someone who's dark skin Indian Hindu person in a dark skin in Muslim person. I don't think anyone thinks there's a big difference between me. And as he's on sorry but his family you know he's I think atheist but his family is Muslim and his dad grew up in this same town. My Dad grew up in in south India but my dad's Hindu. So there's this you know the giant chasm for people who are Indian about about our different families but to the outside personnel. Both Indian as he's in mindy are they related to each other probably like that's I find that comical so for you and is on. Sorry it's more of a bond than a difference. Yes Yeah we've actually talked about it too. I think when he started on Parkson Rack and I had been on the Office. We got so many tweets where people said. Oh they should be together they should date and it was like why because reading to Indian people on NBC. So I think it's funny when our communities try to find lots of different reasons why we're so different when you know a majority of probably this country things were identical. Yeah so you ended up going to Dartmouth College You got your degree in play writing and then you went to New York and started doing. Stand up what was the comedy scene like than what year are we talking? This is I moved just before Nine eleven so this is the fall of two thousand one until two thousand four is when I was in New York so frightening time to start a new life on your own in New York. Yeah you know that experience being there for that it really. You know because we weren't able to use the subway. Even I mean if that post nine eleven New York was it was. We didn't have jobs so we would walk across the Brooklyn Bridge just after because we and we walked to the village we'd spend like an hour and a half walking from Brooklyn to different restaurants to try to get you know waitressing gigs. You know his twenty one. I don't know why I would think it felt normal but everyone else my age is doing the same thing so so when you started trying out comedy stand up comedy in New York. What was your material like? I remember thinking okay. I do not want to be pegged as an ethnic comedian. I shorten my name because Emcees for these comedy shows would have trouble pronouncing it and then they'd make a joke about my last name. What was that I never wanted to Line real name is Vera Mindy Choke Allingham and its Indian name and it's a long name and as a performer. These comedians would just butcher it and then be like I don't know what it is. Just this girl mindy and so I would go do stand up and I already felt like a huge distance from the audience just as a new comedian but then even more distance because it had been made so clear that I was ethnic. And then you know when you to comedy everyone from Albert Brooks you know Woody Allen. These are all comedians who changed their names and I felt it was the easiest thing for me to do ultimately it was really beneficial to to do it and it was something that I had like a lot of mixed feelings about but my parents didn't mind I talked to them about it and then I ended up shortening in it and I have to say and I say this bittersweet but I have to say it was such a help to my career tavern name that people could pronounce So you didn't WanNa do ethnic material. So what was your material like Really bad observational. Like poor man's like Jerry Seinfeld observations about New York and my life. It was honestly trying to be so many different things. I Love Jerry Seinfeld so I try to do material like him. I Love Sarah. Silverman's detracted immaterial like like her and ultimately you can't do go into Santa comedy trying to do someone else's act very poorly so I gave up doing it. I think only probably did stand up for a year and a half and even during that it wasn't a concentrated time I would go. Do Open makes once every two weeks. If the real reason I did it was. It was my only way to dip my toes into the waters of comedy. That was free and accessible. Because you couldn't just be like. Hey I want to go for Saturday night live. Can you just like have me come do it? And there wasn't You know programs in place to discover talent that were You know didn't necessarily look like what they already had. So it was. My only access was through. Stand up because it was accessible and free when you're in college. You had an internship on late night with Conan. O'brien how did you get that? I remember because this was Before twitter before instagram they had a page in the very early nineteen ninety nine the very early NBC website and it was little. I think it was just like. Nbc Dot Com backslash internships and. They had their list of shows. And you'd Click on it and then you would just send a fax. I went to the Kinko's in like an into Hanover. Have like a like a Kinko's open from nine to four and so I just printed out my high. My College resume which was less than half a page and I just sent it with a cover letter to this number and then two weeks later. We got a call on like landline. My dorm so it was. One of those things is hard. Remember nearly like you don't know that anyone received your resume. You don't know If you're ever hear anything back there's no you know receipts. I didn't you know an email or anything. So that's how I did it and I had to then interview. I had to go to New York to interview with the head of the intern program which was like a fifteen minute interview. But I got to go to thirty rock. That experience of going there by myself was the one of the most glamorous experiences of my life. But I wasn't in the raiders. Jim I got to interact with the raiders. I got to take their lunch orders. Not Dino deliver photocopies to them. But I didn't. I wasn't able to sit in the raiders in hero. Here how they made the show. Let me reintroduce you here. If you're just joining us my guest is Mindy Kaeling. She Co created and is the main writer of the new series. Never have I ever which started streaming on Netflix. We'll talk more after we take a short break. This is fresh air. The biggest story in the world is a science story and keeping up with all the latest corona virus research. It's a lot. So on shortwave. We translate the science you need to know into short daily episodes. Listen and.

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

06:17 min | 7 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Afterwards there were a lot of times when it would flare up what I was the office because that was when I was so green to that I I didn't understand the hierarchical nature of a writer's room and so you know I also had a big chip on my shoulder because I was at least the first or the only woman and for a while the only minority like fulltime writer that was there and so I It would flare up. A lot of the good news is that my boss and my mentor was was this very forgiving. Greg Daniels and I've talked about him before and her show. But he was someone who is the opposite he's inherited. He's very methodical in kind and thoughtful. And I think he kind of was his responsibility to be patient with me about those things. And that's actually something that now when I have so many younger riders many of whom are minorities are young women like. I have really been confronted with okay. We have to kind of do a greg did because my natural inclination is someone is fighting with me. And I'm their boss is to quell it by screwing them but now I I really try to remember what Greg did and try to replicate that as much as I can. In this series the main character meets a friend who is now at Princeton. Which is one of the places that your character would like to end up in after high school and she tells him of Sheikh. She's a princeton away from home she'd be come an atheist and he'd burgers and have a white boyfriend but her friend who actually is it. Princeton says well. He thought maybe he feel that way too but he has a native American roommate which has made them think a lot more about his own Indian heritage. Did you go through an experience like that yourself? Yeah must exactly my best friend from college. One of my small group of Friends is native from Montana and when we got to college I was not part of the Indian Alliance Group It didn't occur to me to be part of that but she became very big in the native Americans like student coalition and they would have Palau's and they she would live in she lived in the Nat House which is the native American housing and she was so Proud to be native and she was so proud to share it with her friends and I remember feeling really embarrassed about that because I I didn't have that relationship with being Indian or Hindu and we went to visit her in Montana and went to the reservation where she grew up and she would very probably say growth on the rise. I can't wait for you to meet my friends at I grew up with and I felt kind of ashamed. I thought like you know. Why is she so proud of this and Never Americans is country have been through so much more than I think Indian Americans have and she's so of it and maybe that's the reason why actually that she was Is there's like defiance in it but I did not have that same relationship with being Indian and I remember being really ashamed. That's a moment that we put into the Ganesh Pooja episode as her wondering why she has that relationship with her faith and with culture so we were talking about. You didn't have a boyfriend in highschool and your character. So far is kind of striking out did. Did your parents have strict views about dating or sex when you were growing up? And how did how did their views compared to what you want it and how you behaved. Well it's so funny. Bring that up. I was I was talking about this the other day. Because it was a real paradox. There was we were told overtly that no one was allowed to date while they were in high school Not that there's anybody knocking on my door or anything like that. But that was a real rule that was not allowed to have a boyfriend at the same time. My mother really wanted me to dress very feminine league. Get my eyebrows done. She was totally fine with us. Going to Sephora to buy makeup doing my hair and I was very important to her so it was. It was interesting. She wanted to me to be kind of conventionally attractive and girly I would even say more so than other moms but then also shut the door on any kind of me having any romantic possibilities in high school which I thought was interesting. Well how do you reconcile those two ideas making you more feminine as attractive as possible but not warning you to have intimate relationships with boys? I think she wanted me to be perfect so she wanted me to be a beautiful and for people to want to be friends with me and for people to think I was attractive but then also Pristine and not having a physical relationship with boy which let me underline would never have happened anyway but but so that everybody would want to be my friend and I think it was attractive and pretty also had was just this very focused hard working kid who just wanted to go to college Get into a great school and I think that is something that would have made a really proud I was fifty percent of that. So you know I was the hard working kid got I wasn't the other thing but you know I I tried would you have gone against your parents wishes about sex. How you have the opportunity which you've made it clear your heartbeat in a heartbeat. If Adam Brody Ted if my pitcher about him brody from Nineteen ninety-four wanted me to go to become his steady girlfriend. Oh I would have died. Had this like stealthy deceit filled romantic relationship with him while also taking AP classes. I mean it was my dream to have it all but you know that that did not happen. So let me reintroduce you here. If you're just joining us my guest is Mindy killing and her new series never have I ever just started streaming on net flicks. She was also a writer and producer on the series. The office and Played Kelly. Kapoor reading to talk more after we take a short break. I'm Terry Gross..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

14:52 min | 7 months ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Fresh Air

"I'm terry gross with fresh air today. Mindy kaeling she's the Co Creator and main writer of a new comedy series on net. Flix called never have I ever. Kaelin drew on her experiences in highschool to write the series. The main character Davy is a high school sophomore. Who Liked Kaeling is the daughter of Indian? Immigrants were Hindu. Dave is one of the smartest students in the school but is considered too nerdy to be popular and although she prays literally praised for a boyfriend. She's not close to having one killing. I became known for her role on the office. As Kelly Kapoor now that the office is syndicated and streaming. It's one over a new generation of viewers and a new set of killing fans. We'll talk about killings coming of age. Her comedy and being a diversity higher which inspired her film late night my.

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

03:55 min | 1 year ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

"Impromptu. Seen all you gays out there checking gig only yes <hes> so that's michaela from comedy death ray <hes> comedy the three album which was a show that ran for a while and which later became comedy bang bang who scott arkham and now the podcast and and comedy death ray that album was recorded <hes> a during a twelve hour fourth anniversary show twelve hours so that what we just turned was from a twelve hour show yeah that's sick. I was the longest show you've ever done like been apart or long as set. I've ever done both both. The longest set i've ever done. I would say is probably like seventy minutes. I don't believe in like a standard yeah our yeah i don't believe in in the whole like to our shows or i feel like it's it becomes about more about the comedian and the ego of the comedian they wanna stay on stage for all those hours as opposed to the enjoyment of the audience so i feel like you know people who wanna do these two hour sets. It's it's about them not about the audience and <hes> i you know it's just my school thought i don't everybody's got a different opinion on it but dave chapelle set like a record for like the longest set or something like that. You do like six hours at the comedy cellar one tonight yeah you're right at six o'clock in the morning and the laugh factory for six hours. Seven minutes believe that guy could just keep fucking icon. He can do whatever the hell he wants but i just think about like the wait staff. I'm like some of these. You know. It's not you union rules. They're not getting paid aid and their families and shit. I mean that's not his problem but still it's like you know. Come on guy. You gotta do six hours to six o'clock in the morning. Add more drinks. Thanks to the minimum. Stop serving alcohol at some point. I think like legal actually no. You don't not new york but people don't i mean people can't keep drinking. You know i yeah yeah i don't know. Did you do this weekend. Was your birthday interest for your birthday now. I had one beer last night alone on my website. <hes> that's really on your left sat on a couch one beer alone one beer alone is fine. It's not you're not an alcoholic or not like down. You know it gives you a little buzz and i'm thirty five now. Beers go downs smooth now. It's a little nervous like i can just drink talking ice cold beer now like a god damn american man and i just i i was a little nervous yesterday. I was like wow this is going down like easy yeah so i love light beer. So oh yeah i get what you're saying. It's like water. I drink some icelandic beer. Last night had a viking helmet on the front of it and i was like that's my birthday. It was good though a love for you <hes> here for this yeah here for this wig. I want to chicago this weekend to show zanies comedy club. <hes> i mean just one of the best comedy clubs in the whole country show sold out by like buying that city chicago is such an amazing city. Thank you to all the fans that came out. I mean i can't explain to have you been there in a call no okay. I have yet to meet the being well what we're going to do yet. Get to flip the palm. Lil little uncle gay chrissy right here is going to his next comedy central our special in chicago and in your come in a wet. Do your come in a way. Is that confirmed that it's going to be there or are you just like you can them and i'm doing a second spanish as the people are lovely peeps at commonsense..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

"You're listening to comedy central. I was at the movies <hes> <hes> yesterday and before the movie started they had this long ad bad where there are trying to say like you know those ads where it's like don't download things illegally etc and the way they did is they were like back. You wouldn't steal a purse would you. You wouldn't think of stealing a car and i was thinking about it as watching it. I was like you know what i would steal a car. If it was as easy as like touching the car and then thirty seconds later i owned the car the and like i would steal a car by stealing the car the person who owned the car car. They got to keep the car and steel car. If <hes> no one had ever met uh-huh ever bought a car before that was kaeling from comedy death ray in two thousand seven sustained up at christmas stuff for knowing the cowboys. What a cute little show. We have what a cute show today comedy central. We changed her name from comedy central khloe to g._d._p. Gaels khloe gals autocratic not here so instead. We have a jar of honey honey. How are you doing today. <hes> love first of all. Your boy has a huge crush on mindy caling married probably or whatever i'm sure she is but <hes> i'm sure i've always loved mindy kelly even if she wasn't she's. I'm probably not her type but i've always loved mindy mindy kaeling yeah and i didn't know she did could stand up but just listening to her. She obviously knew she was hilarious genius but i didn't know that you ever did stand up so that was like a cute little surprised to find out well. I think she'd like a lot of like performance former stuff like her. Matt ban was like her first show. Okay she did in new york which like about <hes> <hes> ben affleck and matt that damon who if you if you could hear someone who pose a question if you could strap on a dildo while you cancer in a dildo if possible would you shop at a deal don't and bang out matt damon i or ben affleck i but i have to do both just okay. You know what actually yeah. I implies yeah. You have to accession of you have to do both. So who are you going to. Who are you doing. I and why matt damon out of the way and then move onto cute little benny you got it. I would if i was going to if one of them was going to bang me in the ass. I prefer both at the same time but if i had to go one by one i definitely would say mattamy tame. I okay because i feel like a little bit more gentle and then i would just let ben affleck fucking ravaged. I would try and seduce ben affleck nick and then go into his pocket and take out his phone and get jennifer garner's phone number call her. That's my scheme jennifer garner if you could bump posts with jennifer garner would you bumpers is the scientific term <hes> yeah. What's the what's the the game movie that she's in <hes>. I dunno no love simon. She's that's her. She's the mom in that movie and it made me cry so much. She does a little impromptu..

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Mindy Kaling, Netflix Team for Comedy Series Based on Her Childhood

Donna and Steve

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Mindy Kaling, Netflix Team for Comedy Series Based on Her Childhood

"Net. Flicks is handed out a straight to series order for a half hour along coming of age comedy series based on Mindy Kaeling, childhood the untitled project, which has received an order for ten episodes, explores the complicated life of a modern day. First generation Indian American teenage girl Kaeling created the series and will serve as a writer executive producer and show runner alongside laying Fisher. With whom she worked on the FOX turned Hulu comedy the Mindy project. No release date

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"Curtis is such a genius and has such a distinct voice and it wasn't until I was adopting someone else's distant voice. Oh, I think I have the distinct twice in. It's not the same as this person's voice. So it's been interesting being like, okay, well, people are really if they wanted to watch four wins in funeral as an adaptation into a miniseries, what would that look like and what did they want? Knowing that I'm doing it. So I'm trying to fulfill the promise of people who want to see that while also being like, okay, this is through the eyes of Mindy Kaeling and the biggest. The biggest change at we made as the lead is an African American girl and the the male lead. Is British Pakistani man, and so it's already, I'm like, okay, this is I feel like I can get on board with these two leads. And so right now you're just blue skying or you, you're breaking up. So what happens in this part of the room, we just finished blue sky, which is like the most fun period of pre production in our going into breaking the first episode. I mean, we wrote the first episode is actually written. So we're doing episode to. Which is like a little bit little bit harder, less fun soldiers road with the question, which I thought was perfect question for you. So it will try to answer this question Iran, Philadelphia rights. I've been developing my first feature film and I put in a lot of thought into point of view. The film is an unconventional romance. The majority of the film is through the point of view of the protagonist how to shift the POV at one point in the film, do you find that certain John rose lend themselves using POV in different ways? So he Lovie is crucial thing for things you've written. So the office of course, has that documentary conceit. His funeral, I will are you poaching POV in figuring out your stories and who is who can drive a seen by themselves? Well, you know, I can talk about it more from TV's and features because I'm only written like two features, but I will say that in TV, it's kind of trial and error. You see, like, okay, we know in at least in the menu. We know Danny can do appeal showing, we know Mindy. Ken, Adam pally seems to be able to be in that character and then she'll do character on the show and it somehow not working and it's like an, it's often because as a pubic hair to like we, we didn't take the time at the beginning. You have to establish like, who are the leads in her, the secondary characters, and it's a real thing which is, and when you have a secondary character, the only reveal themselves a secondary character when they try to have a story and it just is not as interesting, and I think that we did that in the office to it's like, if you wanted to leave there is like five characters who could hold a story. And if you try to do that with some announce story wouldn't make a lot of sensitive office, she would have Phyllis. His wedding was the name of the story. Shoot often be like the cover story of an episode, but it really reveal itself, which is, and that's something you do at the very beginning, you have to decide particularly in comedy that you're not gonna like burn your characters, offer jokes, and. Make it so that you wouldn't be able to. They're not a fully three dimensional POV character. It's actually something that unfo- Reading's we've really want there to be. It's an hour long. So more than ever you really need these like strong POV characters. You can't have funny secondary characters. You make up some crazy back story for them for a joke in you. You know, you sacrifice something that's their character just to be like, do comedy bid. And so for weddings, we've been like, okay, these, this is an hour long more than two characters to build a cab story. So it's like eight characters had to be fully three dimensional characters, and I think film is is great that way. 'cause there's not. There's like sitcoms like a boot liveability thing that movies have to have that sitcoms don't have to have. I think, where it's like, no, we demand all the characters be fully three. Dimensional is characters with like active internal.

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"So we had this just as small rim into then after the second week of talking kind of blue sky about the characters, then it was like, oh, here we have these six episodes. Let's go. We one of them's already written. We have five episodes. What would be like? What would be great or funny things. I mean I had that was all like, well, above my pay grade that was kind of Greg deciding what he wanted to do in pitching jokes on how that could be funnier twists and turns in the story, what's happening in the room. Are you pitching jokes, actual dialogue jokes, or you pitching. You know, conflicts little bits of would work like this, like how much to dialogue or you get into in the room in the rim goes off script. I think at the office, the first season a would be like, if Greg or polyurethane who are like the Kelly PEP's on the show is they had like a turn of phrase or piece of dialogue that they thought Michael could say or Dwight would say, then that would go into the script. I mean, I don't really know how many even like usable bits of dialogue or jokes. I even contributed, but not that much late in later shows like what we did at the Mindy project, which has a completely different rhythm. And because what happened, Mindy was it was a couple office writers, but not that many because they are all still working on the office because I had done my first season of Mindy was the last season of the office. So those guys are still employed. I had actually, I don't know if I had any office writers. My first season. I don't think I did it was I had a couple. Thirty rock writers. A couple Simpson writers in the other writers, one Simpson writing and everyone else was late night TV from Jimmy Fallon and in Colbert. So the style of that show was very different from the office for a lot of a lot of reasons in a monkey memory. But the joke rhythm was became a little bit more. The office has tons of jokes, but it was like it was more of like a hybrid ahead like real like more thirty rock Simpson's like joke, dense type of show. And that became the a show where there's a lot of dialogue in the outline. That was because I was in the room and I was the lead. So it's felt like, okay, if I said something and it made people offer, I liked it. It would just stay in the final script. So Richard bloom, Chris girlfriend. She's a similar situation where you have on on mini project where she's in the room for breaking stories in sort of figuring out, but then is ultimately the star of the show has to go often be the star of the show. Mindy project. How did you split your time between, you know, I am the person. I'm the Showrunner and I'm also the star of the show. How are you splitting back north between those roles incredibly time consumptive, particularly when we are at FOX, it was just a real seven day week job. So I would. Good work at like my culture maybe like five or five thirty. We do these lakes that first season thing, we're on a show you like thirteen hour days and why the first season, what's different because una first season scripture longer because you're not sure what's going to work and what's not gonna work. So you need to shoot longer things. You don't know yet the characters, you don't know who they are yet. So things are a little bit over written. And by the end of Mindy were doing leg, I think eleven hour days which was great. But the beginning was like thirteen fourteen hour days and then I would come. And then once if there's a lighting set up at universal writer's room was really it was just like across the ways of really close. There's a leading Senate for like forty, five minutes. I would go to the regimen see check in see what they were working on, and then I would go back over and just setting than when I rapped at night six or seven, I would like edit till about like ten than go home. So it was having on the weekends. I would just go over my lines for the next week, but then also on Saturday, probably going to post..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"I think that Cheryl was cracked to guttered is smart reasons successful for very, but because he was talking about of early on fan, slayer and just like when things were in chaos, you know, that's kind of a really great time to calm board because they're open to new ideas and you're there while they're figuring stuff out. Did you sees a documentary about the Dana Carvey show? No, I haven't. Okay. So it's a great great documentary about like, why? How could this go wrong? Because the writing staff? Sure. You know it was like Colbert corral Charlie Kaufman, Robert Carlyle. He was just like, dinos it has huge, and it was an, of course, Dana Carvey was the star at the height of his powers and had this hugely talented staff of a white man, but it did terribly got cancelled. I think I think in this season early season and it was so fascinating because you're like, how did that not go? Well, I think maybe because there's so much scrutiny on it wherever it was like, we can't wait to see rubbing their hands and we can't wait to see Dana Carvey does, and it was probably there's just so much crew. The office was the opposite of that, which was I think that I don't wanna speak out of turn here and because Greg knows better than I was like a staff writer. So like I truly didn't know what was going on that much. But my sense of it was at the office was like, okay, six episodes. Like, let's just like let this run its course, and frankly are for season like we did terribly. I still love those first season episodes is there so funny. But I also think I moves particularly attached to them because it was my. Experience writing TV. It was just completely intoxicating and it was such a small room and I was like, oh, my sure. So cool in meaning between Novak so cool. And mean everyone's so cool in me, and I hope they become my friends and felt like we were just doing like such there by the way. Now they're going to be like, would you was when me the podcast, they're both there. I was gonna save. They're both very nice which is also not true, but they're both perfectly nice and have since become good friends. But I just I've never been around like this level of concentrated comedy of people who just knew what they were doing and and I was just trying to keep up but talking about know what you're doing because I don't. I've never ridden half hour. I don't really good sense of what the process is like in the room, and I'm sure it's different for certain shows in other shows, but as has breaking episode. So you have a general sense of the sort of big things are happening. What is how many days are you there? Figuring out this is the episode. Before someone goes off and right said, like on this oil later shows. Will be took. I just took the way that we had done things at the office in brought that unto the Mindy project. I did a champions and the now at four is in a funeral. Like we're, we do things the same way and the way that we didn't do the way the Greg did it was that we would kind of blue sky or talk about the entire series for several weeks, maybe two weeks. And then we would take a couple of days and talk about each character in like, what made them funny? Why? What was their wound? Why? How would they react in certain different situations backstory, and that's when you know those first couple of weeks is when you figure out like, okay, twit shoot has a beet farm that kind of thing. Michael Scott will like, you know, he's talks about his mother but in his stepfather, but we never really know about his dad. I don't even know how far we got was, but we just and then we just went through all the main characters on the show ended that of this point how to pilots Griffin written or this before the policy was written because of a special case on the off. That's right yet will Greg adapt to the pilot Ardy shot the pilot. So then when I came aboard, so then when they're hiring staff, that's when Mike like Mike me, Polydor Stein that we came aboard in BJ head was in the pilot, but he was in the regime as well..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"And I think because of the subject material which we didn't know at the time. Time was because the material people were like even more interested in in seeing it in. So we did three performances and then we were like voted. I, we didn't even know there was like a a thing at the end where they the Sundance or invert this illegal, here's the awards 'cause it was. We didn't know how could you possibly see everything. So we won best production at that fast production is there's just the two of you. Correct? Just to it's too. There's like a sofa it actually, it's it's very much like a sitcom set. It's just a present to so fi and then Justa living room. I think we kind of subconsciously just felt like, okay, yeah, this should just look like a a sitcom, but it was very easy to move that play around and we just needed the two of us in. We couldn't have paid any other actors to do, which is why I acted in it. And that was very lucky because if I hadn't done that, I wouldn't. I don't think been a performer on the office. So, yeah, no, at this point, are you Mitch. Indicating or using your longer name, like, where were you out in your? I think because I was so even though I didn't have an agent or anything, I had done stand up before that. And I remember this so distinctly that I had spent weeks and weeks trying to get in this one stand up show that was at this little hotel in the east twenties, and we sommes had like this. I worked so hard. You like Titanic. And you had to ask a friend who already performed in it a moose, barely a friend. They could ask someone to do it, and this wasn't the time when anyone was like, yeah, let's try to make room for people who look different is like a, it's fine if it's all white man and one guy's girlfriend. That's fine. We can do a whole night and I finally did it and I remember the MC butchered my last name when he was introducing me in like, made a joke about it and I don't show cowling him. And so he was so he, I don't even think he meant to only a racist guy, but because he. I it up. He did like a little Indian accent to cover for it. And then when I was, I was so shaken because I didn't know how I wasn't like good at standups. I didn't know how to like roll with it and deal with like a white stand up comedian who doesn't know how to pronounce it long Indian name that it just I think the set went terribly. I invited all my friends to come see it and I remember in the subway going home, one of my best friends is have Asian and I was sitting there and I have to not have that feeling anymore where people feel not even people who are racist. They feel uneasy about saying my name because they don't know how to pronounce it. Like I was like, you know what? I know I Bob Dylan did it. I know I would. He did it like if they did it and their names are even more like easy pronounced like Jewish names, like I gotta just do this and it was. It was weird because I was like, I wonder my parents are going to think if I suggest this and it was interesting because my mama taking my dad's name that she was a doctor and she's like, you know what? We totally get this. Violet back at my career, it. Might have been easier. And I asked my dad because it's his last name and he's like, oh my God do it. So there were only real obstacles. I was thinking of, like, okay, we'll Howard gonna make them feel, but I was so happy. I did it archers. Mosman too. So. German is m ESE pronounced Mayes e, but no one ever could pronounce the name. So this hesitation ago is me's answer the first ten seconds of meeting. Anybody was just cracked how name it's just a terrible way to start any new conversation. And so between graduating from school in Iowa and moving Los Angeles, I took my dad middle name August. That's my last name and it's. By some cheese, so it's just making life easier thing, isn't it? So interesting..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"I'll tell you, I went to man and took a play writing, but I felt that I like pretty much learned nothing from play writing in college. I think the classes I took in terms of writing didn't help. He's not. The classes were bad. It's just that wasn't experiences that helped me. It was writing short plays for my friends to perform because that's when I got to see. Okay. What you actors like to say how to actress do because otherwise, when you're just taking class, you have no idea. You can write a one. I play try to write a. Full length play, but we've great professors, but none of that was really helpful. Frankly, none of that was really fun. It was all extracurriculars college. That kind of taught me what I wanted to do because I took improv and I would do these like short one I plays that. I'd put up at our like blackbox theatre Dharma's in. That's what was like, okay, we'll, this is really what I wanna do. So doing this extra things like, how did you did you find a tribe of really great smart fund people you could start to write for? Or what was the? How did you get into that stuff? Because what you're describing seems very with a lot of people like whatever the degree they got. Great. But it was everything else that was not part of the college curriculum that was relate what they learned during those years. It will you really helped me because I really wanted to make friends and I was nervous about making friends. So what helped me was as like, okay, I'm this loser who came to college. I have no friends. I really liked dynamic funny actor type personalities because they didn't know what a comedy writer was or anything back then. And so. So I met them, they're doing improv, and because I was like funny enough to get in the improv team though, not like the funniest person on the team by any measure. Those are the people that I started hanging out with, and then I was like, oh, it'd be fun to write for them. And what I found is often I would write myself parts and things simply because there is just at least in Dartmouth in the early two, thousands, there was not a ton of young women that were like, oh, I wanna really put myself out there as comedian. So I was, I kind of did it because we, I was like, oh, there's Mel roles and I loved the attention, but I was more scared of it. Now coming out of college. What was your plan and what were the actual? I kind of know months and years like come out of college at what was the next steps you did yet? That was a really exciting period. But if I look back in my life in think about the time when I felt the most like uneasy and depressed, I'm not a depressed person of the time that I felt like what's going to happen. Post college was really fucking hard and. I graduated twenty one in his office at twenty four. So we're talking three years, but it's at time when a single week feels like last year when you're so ambitious and no one knows you are known as giving you an outlet and it was really hard because at the time by the time they ended my time at Dr meant I was like a big like I was like a big star in the drama, comedy performing world, like it was great that I went there because I would not have been the case. If I'd gone to like an actual artsy school like Yale or you're something I would never have continued onto be writer, but because nobody really wanted to, I wanted to do their this is like, well, past fill in Chris where all ready had already graduated. I didn't overlap with them at all. Like I was felt like such a big shot on that campus and then went to New York. And it was just that thing that I didn't think would happen to me, which was that nobody cared. I was babysitter. I couldn't get that one. I wanted to just go straight to SNL. We'd. Have like a Harvard lampoon. We had like comedies paper guy used to write for, but it didn't have that kind of pre professional edge to it, and it wasn't like an alumni network that can sort of get you in places..

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"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

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03:35 min | 2 years ago

"mindy kaling" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"And then the first thing I wrote was plays because plays writing dialogue, seemed easier than writing anything else. So I thought that was significant that the first thing I would write was just how you say in speak things now feels like probably natural for children to ride dialogue rather than writing like fiction or nonfiction, typing typewriter writing things that you and your friends perform or they just for you or Oh, I I had had no friends. friends. So So. me just me and I would show it to my mom and dad. So I was really raised with this idea of like, how do I please? Mom and dad hydro please mom and dad. So I'd write things that I thought they would think was funny. So the first thing I remember writing, I think my dad's still has a somewhere. Was a comedy play about a haunted house. And I remember when people ask for the reason I've done so many interviews people. I was like, what was your first jokes that you wrote? And I think the I joke I wrote was in this play where a mummy said, a mummy who was living in the haunted, has a witch amount of empire lived in the haunted house, and the mummy turned vampire in his like, I don't know what the taxes are for this haunted house. I don't even think I really understood what taxes were, but it seemed like a grownup term. So that was probably the first I got a sense of the structure of a joke was a comment on a saying that these two people are talking doesn't related to haunted house like taxes, the hunt house, weird thing to join together. She already had that sense of a joke doesn't belong, and I see adult griping about things that they seem to think as funny as you know in in relatable is or just that my parents would about that. So that was the first thing. And I just more than writing though I just read, I think that you'll find that most writers Alec I have a six month old baby, so I. I don't read as much now, but almost everyone I know who is a screenwriter TV writer read so much as a child, and it wasn't like classy books that read through all the hardy boys all the baby sitters club, pamphlets magazines, you know like anything that would come come because I wasn't really allowed to do anything else, and I wasn't good at sports, so obsessively or to, and you know. So if I was in the bathroom, I would have to have some into read. So we'd like the back of shampoo bottles or every time we were in the car, I was reading. And so when I finally got my driver's license, I had no idea where anything was because I had never really looked out the window car just I'm just reading a book again at a gun actually get worried because I think that the desire to read would be so replaced so easily with looking at a phone. So I with my daughter, I have to get her and I'm so out of it that I don't even know. Do kids read books anymore. Do they rate on their ipads? I have no idea. The do still read books and kids. There's this whole moving towards kindles and stuff like that. But like my daughter still. I fiscal books, she's thirteen. So there's that they still will read, but it's really true that they are drawn their phone that that boredom time where you would have picked up a book definitely pick up the phone and said, that's the challenge are gonna face is how to convince the Nikes worth the extra effort to grab the book rather than grabbing their phone. But the kinds of jokes are talking about. You must have been watching TV. You must have been watching some movies. Could a sense of people talking that rhythm or or was it all serving Lee bloomer TV you know, a lot of comedy guys. I'll read like, you know how fees, jet appetizers, what they did when their children, their parents, let them watch TV. And I wasn't allowed to watch TV until I think probably junior high. When I had kind of stabbed I wasn't a kid that was gonna do drugs or be a bad kid. I, we never had cable all through high school..

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