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, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, The Wall Street Journal, 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 Playwriting and Screenwriting from Northwestern University ('12) and a BA in English from Barnard College ('07). The Hollywood Reporter  featured me in an article about writing for late night. Check out my shiny hairs here.