079 : Albertina Rizzo : Comedy Writer

Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, interview

At an early age Albertina fell in love with comedy, inspired by David Letterman her dream was to write for late night TV.

Albertina now works full-time as a monologue writer for NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon which she joined in July 2012.

You’ll hear Albertina discuss her path from having no direction in life to writing for late night, the importance of leaving your comfort zone, and that the first person you want to impress is yourself.

“Creatively, I don’t think comfort is the best thing in the world.” – Albertina Rizzo

For more on Albertina:

On Twitter (@albz)

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Eugene Mirman
Kurt Braunohler
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Hot Dog and the Lady Bun (VICE column)

Scotty Landes
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