A Behind the Scenes Look At My Process

Originally posted at Medium

I recently got an email asking about my latest appearance on Madam Secretary and I thought I’d draw a cartoon about the whole thing.

Here was the email:

Wow!! I saw your episode last night and I’m blown away! So I had a question that you partially answered with a tweet. Do you speak Russian? At all? I saw that you had to learn 4 pages but did you have any background in the language. Also, your accent was amazing!!! Did you ever study the accent or did you just learn it when you got the audition?

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Remember That Lawyer Who Accused Hamilton of Discrimination?

Over the weekend, the Broadway musical, Hamilton, won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Remember the news story about the lawyer who pointed out that Hamilton’s audition notice discriminated against Caucasian actors?

The lawyer, Randolph M. McLaughlin, inadvertently caused a firestorm of social media ire by lovers of the popular (and expensive) musical. I contacted Randolph to hear his side of the story.

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How to Break Into TV Comedy Writing with Grace Nkenge Edwards

Grace Nkenge Edwards is a writer, actor, and producer who has both written for and performed on MTV’s Decoded, Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, and is currently a writer on MTV’s Untitled Nicole Byer Project. She co-writes and performs in a monthly show with her sketch team The Heavenly Creatures. She has an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University, a BFA in Acting from the University of Michigan, and has taught television writing at NYU.

I had the pleasure of meeting Grace at Columbia where I was acting in her screenwriting class taught by one of my favorite playwrights, Israel Horowitz. Since then, Grace has created a TV writing career that many creatives only dream about. How did she do it? With perseverance, preparation, and well… grace. Check out my interview with her below.

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim Season 2: Sean Donnelly

We’re back for Season 2 with a longer format. We heard you and you said you wanted longer interviews and that three minutes was too short.

I sit down and draw with comedian Sean Donnelly who talks about his love for Angela Lansbury, his beef with bath towels, and how his parents tried to get rid of him. Sean is a terrific person who clearly has a GREAT WIFE!

Check it out after the jump!

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Josh Sankey

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

Natalie Kim interviews comedian Josh Sankey who crossed the U.S. from NYC to LA with nothing but Oscar Meyer Wieners.

Today’s two-word suggestion: LOVELY KITES.

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Keisha Zollar

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

Natalie sits and draws with comedian and actress Keisha Zollar (Orange is the New Black, Broad City). They discuss Beyonce’s butt, being a comedian of color in the world of improv and why Keisha wants Bob Odenkirk’s career.

All that while drawing a “BANANA HAMMOCK.”  Check it out after the jump!

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Zhubin Parang

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

Today, Natalie sits and draws with The Daily Show writer Zhubin Parang and discusses how he got the job on the hit Comedy Central series, and why he advises others NOT to follow the same path.

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Dean Haspiel

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

Today the Emmy award winning cartoonist Dean Haspiel joins Natalie to draw the TWO WORD SUGGESTION: PINEAPPLE MONSTER.

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Sharron Paul

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

Natalie sits and draws with comedian Sharron Paul, host of Cheap Date (where “name brand” comedians drop by) and star of the incredible web series Girls Are Roommates (NSFW).

TWO WORD SUGGESTION by Chaniya Suebsanguan: “GOOD GRIEF”

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It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Cade Hiser

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

On today’s show,  meet the host and face of Cartoon Hangover, Cade Hiser. And hear how he got his start at Frederator. Also, which Bravest Warrior is Cade most like?

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