Story – Robert McKee's Creative Storytelling Magazine Issue 005 – Drew Carey - Page 32

MCKEE INTERVIEWS MARK WHITNEY MW: You don’t have any way to know. RM: You have no way to know except your own taste—your own judgment. With stand-up, you get the message real fast, real clear. When you make it, you understand immediately that you’ve made it. out their shit. RM: Because they have to work. MW: They have to work. People like Wyatt Cenac, who now writes for the Daily Show, performed in my theater. Anthony Jeselnik, who writes for Jimmy Fallon, performed down there. MW: Right. RM: Because they laugh. It’s so pure. MW: It is. Like you say, if they’re not laughing, you’re failing. I owned a comedy theatre in San Diego for a while called the San Diego Comedy Co-op. I told everyone that came there to perform—Hollywood headliners would come d