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Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast

Jun 14, 2021

HBO’s Hacks explores a dark mentorship that forms between a legendary Las Vegas comedian and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old. "The story of this show, in a lot of ways, is about two women who come together and work together,” says Jen. “They make each other better as writers and comedians, and as people.”
Jen talks about the challenges of starting out on her own writing journey and how she overcame them. "[As a writer] you're in a race with no one but yourself. I think early on in my career, I would look at what other people were doing, and it was really hard; someone's success felt like my failure, and that is such a trap that you can easily fall into in this industry. But it's so important to do the work to not fall into that because the truth is… the thing you want to say with your story? Only you can say it in that specific way, so there's no comparison to anyone else."
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