DO YOU with Brianne Hogan

From Clown's Apprentice to Writing Comedy for TV with Josh Saltzman

February 22, 2022 brianne hogan
DO YOU with Brianne Hogan
From Clown's Apprentice to Writing Comedy for TV with Josh Saltzman
Show Notes

Interested in comedy and TV writing? Have you always wondered what happens in a TV writers' room? Wondering how to make those big writing dreams happen (even if you think being a dentist is a more stable career)? Then you'll love this week's episode with TV writer Josh Saltzman.

Josh is a Toronto and L.A.- based writer and is currently the supervising producer and writer on CBC's one-hour drama Moonshine. He's also developing a horror YA book anthology Strange Yarns, available on Wattpad, as an animated horror series with Wattpad Studios and Debbie Liebling. Josh has also written a ton for animated series too, including Peanuts for Apple, Pete the Cat for Amazon, and was the head writer for Inspector Gadget  on Netflix/Teletoon. In addition, he's written for the CBC's Call me Fitz and This Hour Has 22 Minutes

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • Why Josh ditched his career path as a dentist to lean into his comedy talent
  • Where his love for comedy began 
  • How writing consistently and on deadline as a beginner helped his career as a professional
  • Why it's important to create art for art's sake 
  • The peaks and valleys of being a working TV writer and why there's no shame doing what you need to do to pay the bills when the work isn't there 
  • The value of networking and connecting 
  • His shitty job as a clown apprentice

Connect with Josh:
 Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/story/25225258-strange-yarns

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