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A United States comedy writer and filmmaker. He was a founding editor of The Onion, and current Vice President Creative Development for the publication. He co-owned The Onion from 1989–2001, and is the publication's longest-serving editor-in-chief, holding the position from 1988–1999 and 2005–2008.

He is the author or co-author of several best-selling humor books. He is also the creator and artist of the comic strip Jim's Journal, which was syndicated to college newspapers from 1987–1997.

He has written and directed several films, including episodes of "The Onion News Network" web videos (2007) and the independent features Spaceman (1997), and Bad Meat (2003), starring Chevy Chase.
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Check out my new novel, "The Joke at the End of the World," which is currently ranked #1 on amazon's LGBT adventure category. I'm making the kindle FREE on amazon this week only - its debuting this week and this is one of the ways I'm celebrating the launch. Grab your copy and let me know what you think of it!
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finishing up "How to Write Funny Characters," and plotting "Patrick Stoodle's Incredible Army of Killer Robots" (a novel).
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“Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is having an affair. Be very suspicious.”
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