Adam Ruben spent seven years at Johns Hopkins University earning his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. While there, he parlayed his healthy disdain for academia into a stand-up comedy act, which he has performed across the country.
Katrina Kittle and her writer friends remind us that writers do it wherever they can. Read more here.
At the 2010 workshop, Wade Rouse talked about his book in progress. It’s out, and it’s every bit as great as you’d expect. Read an excerpt on Salon.com here.
Karen Walrond is finding beauty everywhere as she promotes her book Beauty of Different, now out. Read more here.
HumorPress.com holds monthly humor writing contests with cash prizes. Read more.
The annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest will begin taking submissions Aug. 15. Top prize is an even $1,500, up from from last year’s odd $1,359.
Editor Jean Hanff Korelitz is looking for (and, I’m told by e-mail, paying for) satirical college application essays for an upcoming anthology. Details at http://www.funniestcollegeessays.com.