Writer, columnist, former Chicago reporter, humorist Dave Jaffe has written for online, print, television and radio. Creative, clever, witty — these are traits that kept Dave in detention for most of the eighth grade. But as an adult those skills led to multiple award-winning columns and commentary, numerous published articles and essays, and even sketches for Bozo the Clown. Dave’s blog, Sleeping between Giants — which explores life, if you could call it that, […]
Humor writer of the month
At 60, Ilene “Gingy” Beckerman wrote a best-selling memoir, Love Loss, and What I Wore, that was an inspiration for a successful Off-Broadway play.
At 62, she published her second book. At 65, her third. At 70, her fourth. At 75, her fifth. She’s illustrated all her books, which have been published in numerous languages. She’s also written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Ladies Home Journal and many other magazines. […]
Stand-up comedian and playwright Steve Bluestein just published his first book, Memoir of a Nobody, a collection of short stories about life, love, comedy, show business and overcoming a difficult childhood. It’s described as “a hilarious look at the insane life of one of America’s funniest comedians.” His first play, “Rest, In Pieces” was read at Theater East by Ed Asner and Estelle Harris and has been optioned for Broadway. […]
Rita Davenport is an award-winning TV producer, host, author, inspirational humorist, world-renowned entrepreneur and public speaker. She’s the author of four bestselling books, including Making Time, Making Money and her newest hit, Funny Side Up, which was recently published by Success magazine. In all, her books have sold more than two million copies. She has been interviewed on more than 200 radio and television shows, including Good Morning America and Today, and shared the speakers’ […]
Allia Zobel Nolan‘s favorite books are those that “make people laugh and those that bring folks closer to God.” A former senior editor at Reader’s Digest and a prolific writer, she’s written nearly 200 books. She’s currently collaborating with the EBWW on publishing Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget. The humor anthology will feature a mixture of Zobel Nolan’s essays and “fall-on-the-floor-and-roll-around-in-stitches” humorous, […]