Jen Spyra


My comedy writing has been published in

The New Yorker 
Family Vacation Breakdown
When I Knew I Found The One
Spooky Campfire Tales
Hint, Hint: Some Thoughts on my Engagement Ring
To the Class of 2050
(Hear the audio version of To the Class of 2050, performed by Rachel Dratch)
Sunday Routine

The Onion (here are a few of my faves)
Op/Ed: Nothing Gets Me Wetter Than A Monotonous Domestic Routine
Op/Ed: If I Could Live In Any Decade, It Would Definitely Be The 960's
Dick Van Dyke Finally Confesses To Zodiac Killings
Family Watching Movie White-Knuckles It Through Unexpected Sex Scene 
David Bowie Asks Iman If They Should Just Do Lasagna Again
New Dating Website Helps Plus-Size Jewish Plane Crash Survivors Find Love
Mandatory Unisex Golden Globes Uniforms Keep Focus On Stars' Work
Michelle Obama Opens Up In 'Marie Claire': 'Our Sex Life Has Never Been More Open, More Experimental, More Generous' 
Stone-Hearted Ice Witch Forgoes Exclamation Point
Siblings Gather Around PowerPoint To Hash Out Off-Limits Topics For Thanksgiving
Campus Tour Guides Reminded To Use Official Name For Rape Hall
David McCullough Wondering How Much Scratch He Could Shake Out Of Frederick Douglas 
Justin Timberlake Tells Jessica Biel No One Will Believe Her 
Couple Making Out At Bus Stop Like It's Fucking Paris
Single Nurse Can't Help Noticing Man Isolated For Ebola Not Wearing A Ring
HR Sends Out Reminder Email About Not Scrawling 'Revenge' In Blood In Conference Room
Report: Everyone You Ever Had A Crush On Secretly Had A Crush On You, They Still Do, And They're Waiting For You 

McSweeney's 
"Ultimate Dreidel Fighting Rules"
"A Teenager Tries to Make the Best of Hosting Her Middle-Ages Themed Party at the Same Time as Her Older Brother's Lacrosse Team's Kegger"
"Museum of Natural History Interoffice Smackdown" 
"Mr. Tambellini's School of Driving"

The Wall Street Journal

"All I Want For Christmas"

The Daily Beast
"A Field Guide To Valentine's Day Office Etiquette"

The Hairpin 
"Good-Girl Hot, Bad-Girl Hot, or The Antichrist?"



Yankee Pot Roast 
"The Olympian"