Bill Corbett | Pratfalls of Parenting Ep 16

“My kids are pretty good at stony silence.”

Bill Corbett of RiffTrax talks about how the comedy tools of redirection and misdirection can be nicely applied to parenting his young children. We hear about Bill’s Journey from Yale drama school to Mystery Science Theater 3000 and how an early mentorship by frustrated gay Catholic school teachers producing good musical at the high school shaped his interest in theater.



Bill talks about the unique perspective that comes with becoming a father in his 40s  and the steep learning curve in time management he faced in having to write within a certain time frame in order to make time for being a dad. Also, Bill talks about his renewed hunger for telling stories in his work in addition to writing purely jokes.



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  1. Posted September 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Great interview!

    • Levi
      Posted September 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for listening and thanks for the comment, Ron
      Bill made it an easy and delightful conversation.


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