Produced by the Junior Board of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter
of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Episode 13: Pat McGann


interviewed by

Aliyah Muhammed


Aliyah Muhammad has a discussion with Pat McGann, a Chicago based comedian who started his comedy career at the age of 31 and has preformed as the house emcee at Zanies Chicago, on The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Together they discuss McGann’s career so far, the craft of comedy, and the state of comedy in the modern age.

also Available On


S3: Episode 9 Dionne Miller

“The industry is changing and evolving so much. For the kind of broadcaster that I want to be, I want to understand the value of the other roles around me. That’s why it was important for me to learn how to do different things.”

S3: Episode 7 Jimmy Nicholas

“At the end of the day, don’t worry about if anybody says you can’t do something… stay true to yourself as an artist. Tell the stories that you want to tell, and most importantly that you need to tell, for whatever those reasons may be.”

S3: Episode 6 Whitney Reynolds

interviewed by Haley Lloyd Student Filmmaker Whitney Reynolds sits down with Haley Lloyd, to discuss how she went from a small-town Oklahoma girl, to hosting her own nationally syndicated self-titled talk show. In this episode, we discuss how Reynolds has stayed grounded, working to not

S3: Episode 5 Karen Lee Cohen

“One of the things, to me, that’s so important when you’re a producer or director, or any of those kinds of positions… is that you have a knowledge of everybody’s position – the stagehands, the audio people, the lighting people, the editors.”

Produced by

John Owens

Executive Producer

Rebekah Cowing

Executive Producer

Aliyah Muhammad

Graphic Designer, Producer & Editor

Carmen Vincent

Producer & Editor

Anthony Landahl

Producer & Editor

Melyssa Guzman

Producer & Editor

Tiyen Simmons

Producer & Editor

Nihar Gagneja

Producer & Editor

Larry Larson

Producer & Editor

Sam Brief

Producer & Editor

Mikey Boyd

Producer & Editor