Oct 28, 2019
“Grace and Frankie” writer and executive producer Michael Platt is Christy's A La Carte guest this week, and it was great chatting with him about his eclectic career. He discusses with great honesty his mother’s mental illness, and how hours of television served as both a babysitter and an escape for him as a kid growing up in suburban New Jersey. This is also when he realized he was funny, which led to a career in stand-up comedy (with a brief detour following in his father’s footsteps as a lawyer). Mike talks about the craft of joke-writing and delivery, writing on “The Howie Mandel Show” and traveling around opening for him, networking as a goalie on Jerry Bruckheimer’s celebrity hockey team, his process with his writing partner, and working with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Enjoy, and remember to tip your wait staff.