Jen Spyra


Bio

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 an improviser, I've performed on teams at  iO Chicago, iO LA, and currently at UCB in New York.

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