Improvisor and award-winning writer Joanne Brokaw spends her days dreaming of things she’d like to do but probably never will — like swimming with dolphins, cleaning the attic and someday overcoming the trauma of elementary school picture day. When she’s not writing, performing or staring at the computer screen listening to the deadline clock tick, she’s leading improv workshops to help people of all ages push past fear, embrace creativity and learn to play again. […]
Humor writer of the month
Mary Kay Jordan Fleming is a professor of developmental psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati and mother of two grown children. After more than 30 years of scientific and academic writing, Mary Kay added humorous personal essays to her repertoire almost a decade ago. Encouraged by the judges’ feedback from the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition in 2010, she entered again in 2016 and won in the global humor category. In June 2019, […]
V.C. Chickering’s love for writing can be traced back to umpteen pen pals and those little diaries with the tiny lock ’n key.
She wrote and directed plays while at NYU, then eventually spent 10 years writing, directing and producing on-air promos for various television networks such as MTV, Comedy Central, Lifetime and Oxygen. During this time she interviewed Judy Blume, Amy Poehler, and Joan Jett, under the byline Tori Galore for BUST magazine. […]
Brian Kiley, head monologue writer for Conan O’Brien, has published his second novel, Maybe Kevin (HumorOutcasts Press). He’s also the author of The Astounding Misadventures of Rory Collins.
He has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards. In 2007, he won an Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series. For 25 years, he’s written for Conan O’Brien.
In addition, he’s appeared numerous times on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show.” He’s been featured in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, […]
Cathy Guisewite was born in Dayton, Ohio, and spent the first five “Wonder Years of Life” there before moving to Midland, Michigan — the deeply rooted Midwestern foundation she believes made the rest of her life possible.
She created the “Cathy” comic strip in 1976, which ran in nearly 1,400 newspapers for 34 years. The strip earned Guisewite the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy in 1987, […]