Writer buddy Ken Kristensen makes ToTT

Ken worked with me as a freelance writer at the mumble-mumble corporation a few years back, and I always knew he had a wicked sense of humor in addition to his solid writing chops. He went off to Columbia to study film, from whence he appears in the current New Yorker.

In a piece on a TV comedy master class run as an intense, show development boiler room, Talk of the Town quotes former Seinfeld-writer-professor describing Ken with the gruff admiration reserved for sitcom auteurs: "This is the future of bad comedy writing, right here. These guys work fast; they can make it stink in a week.”

Trust me, that's s a major compliment. Yay, Ken.