This is an occasional series where two writers get together to talk about writing, inspiration, and whatever else comes up!


Joe Anderson is a graduate of Western Michigan University’s competitive theatre program.

He is an award-winning director, writer and comedian who spent two years as a mainstage understudy and touring with the famed Second City comedy theater, working alongside comedians Keegan Michael Key and Larry Campbell.

He currently tours the country with his sketch comedy group “The Don’t We Boys!”, which has received critical acclaim at festivals in NYC, Montreal, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Seattle and more.

Anderson co-wrote and co-starred in the play “Shoot Faster, Dear Brother, I’m Dying!” Lawrence Bommer, reviewer for the Chicago Reader and called the play, “A remarkable feat – worthy of Mark Twain” and “Two hours of pitch perfect parody.”

A.J. Schraeder  is an odd ball comedian, podcaster, and man child from Greensboro, NC.

He became a regular in the dive bar of professional comedy in 2003 when he joined the award winning improv troupe “The Idiot Box” and ever since he’s been blasting AC/DC on comedy’s outdated jukebox, drawing hilarious phallic shaped graffiti on comedy’s bathroom walls, pushing lame dive bar analogies and putting a hell of a lot of quarters into comedy’s golden tee arcade machine.

In addition to his sketch comedy adventures with the Don’t We Boys, he performs regularly with the nerd centric comedy team “Mon Frere”, produces the regular podcast “Unstoppable Failure” with his brother Al-don, and  his award winning one man show “Thunderstood” has been performed in comedy festivals across the country.