#26 - Alan Wenkus

One of the writers of the forthcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, Alan Wenkus has taken a circuitous path from the comedy clubs of New England, a wacky 80s teen comedy starring a young Johnny Depp, morning radio in New York, writing syndicated comedy bits in the Valley, and now being a big part of a major Hollywood release. Hear how tenacity, rolling with the punches and keeping your sense of humor (at all costs) can pay off in the long run. AND we'll figure out how one of the most Caucasian guys you ever met could write about one of the most groundbreaking rap bands ever.

See below for several of the references we make in the podcast, including the red band trailer for Straight Outta Compton - coming this August. -LM

Follow Alan on Twitter @alanwenkus

How did Alan Wenkus go from this...

...then to this...

...to, now...this!