Hampton Yount

Fri, Dec 13, 2019
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Hampton Yount

Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, Conan.

Ridiculousness (MTV) would be the first real writing job I had. It was an amazing time and I learned a lot about how tv is made. That show will have 20 seasons and I feel sort of proud helping develop their format. Through that I met Jeff Tremaine and got to work on Loiter Squad on Adult Swim. Which honestly sucked but I respected the Odd Future guys as funnier than their own show and bigger and better than that stuff. I felt like we were wasting their time. Earl Sweatshirt is a certified genius.

I left to focus on comedy. I did Conan and road dates and Comedy Central. But I think I felt unsatisfied. I’d show up to shows and it’s not like the crowd knew me or anything.