We do a Zoom meeting with our writers at 8:00 a.m. every day. The first thing I ask is, ‘Does anybody have any wins or learnings to share?’ It's such a helpful meeting because people offer suggestions to make their work life easier. And, it's nice to just talk to each other.
I have two amazing co-EPs that I talk to all day. We’re planning the shows into May, because we want to be super prepared. We’re also cutting video much earlier, so if we have an editor who's available, the connection happens to be working really well, we get it into editing even if it’s a piece not running until the end of April.
Every single person on the staff is working 100 percent remotely. Kevin Frazier, the main host of our show, started his career as a photographer for a local news station. He’s using those skills again. He’s shooting his own stand-ups at home, using either his personal DSLR camera or his iPhone. Most of our talent use their iPhones. We ordered $20 tripods for everyone to make the shots stable. Before shooting his segments, we FaceTime or he sends us photos to see what he’s thinking for the show’s backdrop.
Our talent has embraced this and I think they're having fun. And they’re learning tricks that aren't super expensive to make this work. Nischelle Turner did a stand-up in Monday's show where she was out for a walk holding her iPhone. It led in to a story about how Jessica Simpson lost 100 pounds by walking 12,000 steps a day. Keltie Knight recently did a shot holding her. dog, Callie, who was wearing a sweater.