Your Creative Journey

John Crane - Head Writer and Executive Producer from MADtv

July 27, 2020 Paul Carganilla and Kevin Gregg
Your Creative Journey
John Crane - Head Writer and Executive Producer from MADtv
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Your Creative Journey
John Crane - Head Writer and Executive Producer from MADtv
Jul 27, 2020
Paul Carganilla and Kevin Gregg

Kevin and Paul have a conversation with writer and actor John Crane.

John Crane has an extensive creative career as a Groundlings Main Company Member, Head Writer, and Executive Producer on MADtv, writer for animated shows like Johnny Bravo, CatDog, Rocket Power, and Jimmy Neutron. He was also an actor on Roundhouse on Nickelodeon and the green screen stand-in for Bugs Bunny in Space Jam with Michael Jordan

Highlights from this episode include:

  • The lessons of working in a high-pressure comedy writing environment
  • Being present in the moment with writing and improv and realizing that failing won't kill you. It just makes you better at your craft
  • "Real writers, write. They pick up their sword and go to battle every day."
  • John talks about how he's helping students with writing at cranesketch.com

Books mentioned on the show
Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Show Notes

Kevin and Paul have a conversation with writer and actor John Crane.

John Crane has an extensive creative career as a Groundlings Main Company Member, Head Writer, and Executive Producer on MADtv, writer for animated shows like Johnny Bravo, CatDog, Rocket Power, and Jimmy Neutron. He was also an actor on Roundhouse on Nickelodeon and the green screen stand-in for Bugs Bunny in Space Jam with Michael Jordan

Highlights from this episode include:

  • The lessons of working in a high-pressure comedy writing environment
  • Being present in the moment with writing and improv and realizing that failing won't kill you. It just makes you better at your craft
  • "Real writers, write. They pick up their sword and go to battle every day."
  • John talks about how he's helping students with writing at cranesketch.com

Books mentioned on the show
Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis