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Simon Rich

Simon Rich


Humor writer Simon Rich, author of Last Girlfriend on Earth, was once the youngest staff writer in Saturday Night Live's history.

I try to read about subjects that I'm interested in, and that usually helps me come up with ideas for stories and characters and jokes. I jot them down on a piece of paper, and I put the piece of paper on top of my computer--physically, on top. That way, the next day, when I go over to the computer, there's a list of things I could maybe write about, and it's less scary.