Matthew Brian Cohen




I’m a writer. I’ve written many pilots and screenplays, mostly comedies. Some of them have placed in contests.

Please read my latest book of short fiction and personal essays A Stupid Way To Die For No Reason At All.

I’m currently a co-creator and writer for Functionally Dead, a leftist comedy zine.

I write, perform, and direct at the Upright Citzens’ Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, and formerly New York.

I have written for SNL’s Weekend Update, The Onion News Network, and the shows Epic How To, Honest Trailers, Honest Game Trailers, Blissful Thinking, and others. My writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Onion, College Humor, Newegg, Splitsider, Trop Magazine, and other places.

I also wrote a short story collection called Nein Stories that I released for free.

I co-created and ran a humor magazine called Janice, which put out two print issues and regularly updated with online content for years.

You can listen to my finished serialized fiction comedy podcast, ScaryTown, on Apple Podcasts or on Anchor. You can also listen to This Podcast Is Brought To You By, a short-lived but (in my opinion) very funny improvised comedy podcast on Anchor.

I used to have a comedy podcast called Lifescrapers: Tall Stories of American Lives. You can listen to the archives when I find a suitable home for them, and they will be linked here.


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Apr 26, 2022


I’m going to try to write/vomit up some thoughts here, in a place where I can control it, rather than on social media. Maybe this will also compel me to expound on the things in my brain more. We’ll see.
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