BA #015: Derek Jones

February 26, 2014 | 1:30 am |

Tonight Show Writer Derek Jones Interview


Cause all of episode fifteen, loves all of you! On the fifteenth Box Angeles podcast, writer / comedian Derek Jones stops by Studio 202. He discusses what it was like – as a writer’s assistant – saying goodbye to the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, working as an NBC Page, what his future holds and more!


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The BA #015 Breakdown —
– Box rants monetary checks.
– Derek explains what his last week at the Tonight Show felt like.
– What it’s like to be a writer’s assistant and starting out as an NBC Page.
– Growing up in Connecticut and starting “The Early Late Show” at his high school.
– Attending college at Temple an interning in Los Angeles for a summer.
– The road trip experience moving to LA and becoming an NBC Page.
– Breaking a wrist skiing and performing in Tahoe.
– Favorite part of Los Angeles and breaking California into six states.
– Derek describes what he does in three words and gives his logline.
– Derek shares who / what he enjoys to watch in comedy.
– Closing line / sign-off.


Guest Beer — Bear Republic, Racer 5 IPA



For more Derek, follow him on Twitter @tooderek.

Mike ‘Box’ Elder is an aspiring actor. He finds monetary checks to be humorous and redundant. Follow him on Twitter @mikeboxelder.