At the end of my sophomore year here at Tulane, I was fortunate enough to be hired as a General Production Intern at CONAN in Burbank, California. I had an amazing experience and was thrilled to be brought back for another internship this year. During the months I spent at the show this time around, I was responsible for helping train new interns and assisting in daily production activities on and off the Warner Brothers lot. I was also hired as a Production Assistant for the CONAN tapings at Comic-Con in San Diego, during which I learned what it takes to bring a late night show on the road. (It takes a lot! I slept very little and was constantly covered in sweat! I recognize that this sounds a lot like life on campus, but it was better! Move on!)
"...the opportunity to work at a show and for a team and host that I believe set a standard for late night television was an incredible honor and learning experience"
As an aspiring comedy writer, the opportunity to work at a show and for a team and host that I believe set a standard for late night television was an incredible honor and learning experience. Not only have I been able to learn from a group of unbelievably talented staff writers, but I’ve also gained an understanding of the way that every department on staff contributes to a final product that has been making people around the world laugh for years. I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I’m infinitely thankful that I did.