I’m a Chicago-based writer and stand-up comedian interested in whales, Southwest Michigan, flirting, classical music, and the film, Force Majeure. Previously I wrote about classical music for The Awl (RIP) and currently I write about movies for Bright Wall/Dark Room and other things (myself, etc.) for other websites. I perform stand-up in and around the city of Chicago and the midwest at large. Chicago Magazine named me the Best Rising Comic in 2016, which was generous and unexpected. I’m currently the Associate Video Director at The Onion. Please do not email me at my personal email address in regards to anything Onion-related.

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