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Creativity, Comedy, and Letting It Be Bad With “The Daily Show’s” Sarah Hamblin

June 3, 2024

Are you yearning to express something, create something, or tell a story? The creative process isn’t easy and it involves entertaining a lot of bad ideas before you get to great ones. In this week’s episode, Dr. Diana Hill sits down with Sarah Hamblin, a writer and director for The Daily Show. They explore her […]

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Are you yearning to express something, create something, or tell a story? The creative process isn’t easy and it involves entertaining a lot of bad ideas before you get to great ones. In this week’s episode, Dr. Diana Hill sits down with Sarah Hamblin, a writer and director for The Daily Show. They explore her journey to creative innovative sketches that both are sensitive and make an impact.

Listen and learn:

  •       How to get past ego and get your ideas out there
  •       The creative process, and what blocks us from expressing ourselves fully
  •       The power of body language, working with others, psychological safety and feedback in creating something great
  •       The neuroscience of creativity
  •       What really happens in The Daily Show writer’s room

About Sarah Hamblin

Sarah Hamblin is a comedy writer/director, currently at The Daily Show (Comedy Central/Paramount+). Prior credits include Good Mythical Morning (YouTube), Rachel Dratch’s Midnight Snack (TruTV), and Rhett and Link: Buddy System (YouTube Red). Originally from Nova Scotia, she now lives with her husband, daughter (with daughter #2 on the way) and 8.3 million other people in New York City.

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