Satire and humor writers to check out

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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.

Topical satire writers and performers

Sarah Cooper
Fest panelist, author, and Trump topical comedian extraordinaire, Sarah Cooper can do it all.
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.

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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 satire site Reductress and a standup comedian who performs all around.
Chas Gillepsie
Chas is the master of monologues for McSweeney's, and very prolific with topical satire.
Alex Gonzalez
Alex is equally adept at writing comedy and horror, writes for Flexx, and hosts a horror reading show in NY.
Kimberly Harrington
Kimberly is the author of Amateur Hour and the upcoming But You Seemed So Happy
JiJi Lee
JiJi is a storyteller and humor writers whose work can be found on The New Yorker and The New York Times, among others.
Griffin Leeds
The co-founder of Awf Magazine, Griffin excels at writing and visual branding for comedy.
Felipe Torres Medina
Felipe is a humor/satire writer who currently writes for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Chrissy Shackleford
Chrissy is a comedian and writer for TV. She's also a performer and writer for UCB Theatre NY.
Milly Tamarez
Milly is a writer and comedian, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Flexx and the founder of the Diverse as Fuck Festival.
Eva Victor
Eva is an associate editor at Reductress. She can be seen on MTV and co-hosts the Reductress show Haha Wow!
Kate Villa
Kate is a TV and humor writer who also voice performs on shows like Our Cartoon President.