Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his 28 years writing for The Simpsons. He ran the show in season four, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” In 2006, Mike received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America West. He has written 19 children’s books as well as the best-selling memoir Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons. […]
Humor writer of the month
Arlene Schindler often says, “I come from a long line of miserable people.” This is her shorthand for growing up in what she calls “an iconoclastic, dramatic Brooklyn Jewish family.” She writes and speaks frequently about issues of Jewish identity, East coast angst and feelings of invisibility at mid-life.
Using humor and affection, she’s tackled topics like dating, marriage to a sex addict, divorce (not a surprise), as well as diet, weight and emotional eating. […]
After retiring from teaching where she taught every grade but first, Lee St. John wrote two humorous books, Teacher Tattletales and Other Southern Shenanigans and She’s a Keeper! Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess. Her writing is featured in two anthologies, Finally Home (December 2019) and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Believe in Miracles (February 2020).
She contributes weekly columns to the Fayette-News in Georgia. In 2019, she was named among the top four essayists in the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year book competition. […]
Lori B. Duff’s work has been compared (not by her mom) to Erma Bombeck and David Sedaris.
Recently named “Atlanta’s Funniest Lawyer,” Lori is a national award-winning author of four humor collections, including the recently published If You Did What I Asked in the First Place.
Foreword Clarion calls her new collection of laugh-out-loud stories “bold and unapologetic” and “light and fun, useful for unwinding after a busy day.”
Her humorous musings in her newest book run the gamut — from growing up an introvert in a loud Jewish family to the ups and downs of parenting (food babies included). […]
James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages nine and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account@XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dads on social media.
Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled by USA Today, […]