Satire and humor writers to check out

Topical satire columnists

Alexandra Petri
Alexandra writes the daily "ComPost" column on The Washington Post and has two upcoming books.
R. Eric Thomas
"Eric Reads the News" on Elle’s website throughout the week and is also a playwright and storyteller.

Your humble community and festival organizers

We write too!
Tulio Espinoza
Tulio has written for McSweeney's and worked on dope content for people in Vevo, NPR, and Flama/Univision.
James Folta
James's writing has been published by The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and more. He's the managing editor of Points in Case.
Caitlin Kunkel
Caitlin's work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and McSweeney's. She created Second City's Online Satire Program.

Past festival workshop teachers

See why we love them!
Elissa Bassist
Elissa edits the column “Funny Women” on The Rumpus. Her writing appears on McSweeney’s, Longreads, and more.
Luke Burns
Luke's work has been published by The New Yorker and more. He co-hosts An Evening of Humorous Readings. 
Emily Flake
Emily's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Mad, the New York Times. Her book Mama Tried was published in 2015.
Taylor Garron
Taylor is an editor for Reductress and a standup comedian.
Kimberly Harrington
Kimberly is the author of Amateur Hour and the upcoming But You Seemed So Happy
Chrissy Shackleford
Chrissy is a comedian and writer for TV. She's also a performer and writer for UCB Theatre NY.
Eva Victor
Eva is an associate editor at Reductress. She can be seen on MTV and co-hosts the Reductress show Haha Wow!