BACKSTORY

In the summer of 2014, a very funny and smart woman named Gaby Dunn arrived at comedian H. Alan Scott's birthday party with a gift. This gift was a new friend; someone who was JUST as obsessed with The Golden Girls as he was. Her name was Kerri Doherty, and within the first two minutes of meeting each other, she and H. Alan managed to get so deep into a conversation about Dorothy's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that the other party guests became faceless shapes that merely faded into the background. The two new friends spent the next few hours excitedly expressing their undying love for The GG. They laughed, they cried, they questioned Estelle Getty's choice to get a facelift after the first season, despite the fact that her character was supposed to be 80 years old. It was during that night that a new friendship was began, and the Out on the Lanai podcast was born. Be sure to follow OOTL on Twitter and Facebook, where you can leave questions and comments about each episode and generally nerd out about The Golden Girls with other superfans! 

Kerri Doherty is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer/performer. She's most well known for her awkward celebrity interview web series GEEKING OUT, which has amassed over 1 million views and was hailed by Policy Mic alongside Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee as "one of four web series that are changing comedy." 

Kerri's writing credits include ABC's The Goldbergs and POP TV's upcoming '90s-centric show, Hollywood Darlings. She has also written and performed on MTV, HGTV, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, EntertainmentWeekly, and as a host on the educational, STEM-based TV show Fab Lab, which airs on FOX Saturday mornings. Kerri has appeared in commercials for Shock Top Beer, Spotify, and Verizon. 

H. Alan Scott (halanscott.com) is a writer/comedian based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured on MTV, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Daily Dot, Nerdist, OUT, The Advocate, and Fusion. He chronicled his cancer diagnosis with #Chemocation, currently being made into a memoir and live comedy album. Oprah said his name. His favorite episode of The Golden Girls is the one where Rose thinks she has AIDS. Follow him at @HAlanScott.