We welcome Zene Baker, editor of This is the End and 50/50 to this episode of In the Cut.
Zene has carved out his niche in the comedy world also having cut the recent Seth Rogen comedies Neighbors along with Observe and Report. We’re happy to have Zene on this show for this exclusive interview.
On Cutting Comedy:
You put it together as the joke was conceived. Here’s the set-up. The delivery. The punchline. Now, does it work? Or doesn’t it? Does it make you laugh — if it makes you laugh consistently it’s probably working. Most of the time, you’re tweaking jokes right up to the very end.