"This is the first part of a two-part interview with TV writer-turned-novelist Tom Straw.
Straw has had a remarkable career, making it all the more astonishing that he was emailing me to ask if I’d consider reading his book and interviewing him about it. As if I was going to turn down a chance to find out what Bill Cosby and Craig Ferguson are really like.
I mean, this is a guy who wrote for Mary Tyler Moore, Bill Cosby, and who was co-executive producer of the critically lauded Fox series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose for its first season. The latter, for that season, was one of my favorite shows in college. He went on to work on Grace Under Fire and currently writes for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.
But, Scott, you may be saying, enough with the ego strokes for him and you. How about the book, The Trigger Episode?"