Author Corey Stulce wasn’t hired to write the history of The State but was inspired to start writing this book after hearing Thomas Lennon say this at San Francisco Sketchfest in 2012, “The secret to all of every industry: just start doing it, and they won’t notice that they never told you to. If you want to be a hand model, just start doing it. Somehow people forget that they never gave you permission.”
Corey has interviewed and written about comedy legends from Mel Brooks to George Carlin and Phyllis Diller as well as contemporary humorists such as Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Kate McKinnon and David Sedaris.
His first book, “Laugh Lines: Conversations with Comedians,” was released in 2011. Corey spent a decade as a magazine/newspaper features and entertainment editor in the St. Louis metro area, and his writing has appeared on NBC and in newspapers and magazines all over the country as well as dozens of entertainment websites.