Jen Spyra


Hey Mom! My name is Jen, and I'm a staff writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and formerly a Senior Writer for The Onion, where I also headed the editorial video department as a writer, director and producer. Beyond The Onion, my humor writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s,
The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast and elsewhere.

As a comic, I've been featured on shows like Laugh Factory's Chicago's Best Standup Showcase, and I've performed improv on teams at  iO Chicago, iO LA, and UCB.

I have an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Northwestern University ('12) and a BA in English from Barnard College ('07).