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Interview With Zach Weiner
Excerpt from interview:
How do you judge your own humor? By cleverness? Peer review? Mass appeal? Resistance to plaque? Or are you one of those crazy normal guys who just does what he finds funny and is lucky enough that lots of people agree?
 
I read a lot, then write jokes pretty much every day. After that, I pass them onto my "joke congress." This is a group of about half a dozen friends who give me letter grades on ideas. I usually go with their recommendations, though often there's disagreement. Additionally, sometimes I won't do an idea everyone liked or will do an idea nobody liked. In the former case, it's usually because I worry it's derivative or pandering. In the latter case, it's because I'm being stubborn or because the idea is one I love or because it's something I think will come out better once the visuals are in. Occasionally, if a bunch of people really liked it, I'll do a joke I don't think is that funny. I've only done this a few times, but oddly enough, it usually goes well :)
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