Banterist: Describe a typical day as a writer for The Daily Show, incorporating a few subtle references to Harrison Ford films.
Chris: We get together in the AM, read the papers and watch television. After we decide what stories we will cover, we divvy them up amongst writers and go work on headlines, while a few other folk go to work on either desk pieces (sketches with the correspondents and Jon in the studio) or pitch in on field pieces. The afternoons are spent rewriting or working on stuff for the following day's show. During rehearsal, we get together and take a look at Harrison Ford's 1979 underrated WWII weepie, Hanover Street. We then all agree that Lesley-Anne Down was "radiant" and bemoan the fact she wasn't a bigger star.
January 13, 2006
Interview with Daily Show Writer Chris Regan
Courtesy of the Banterist, a profile of Daily Show writer Chris Regan.