The Public Viewer segment is unscripted. Instead, my producer Eric and I map out what we’re going to talk about, and try to imagine the route we’ll take to get to our planned bits by guessing what Glenn will say in the segment.
Of course, what we think Glenn will say in the segment and what Glenn actually winds up saying often are often not the same thing, which sends us down another path. Before I know it, we’ve spent 30 seconds of a 4 minute segment talking about something else, and in the back of my head I’m scrambling to find a way to return to the comedy bits Eric and I had planned. In this case, we didn’t even get close to the bit we’d prepared for the end of the segment, which I was really excited to do. I think I did a great job of not hiding my disappointment.