BIO

Alison Grambs is living her best mediocre life as a Manhattan-raised author and humor writer. She got her start in the entertainment industry as a tween, playing the role of Pepper in the 2nd National Tour of Annie. When the sun eventually stopped coming out tomorrow, she resumed non-orphan life in New York City, eventually studying Drama (and the art of wearing leg-warmers year-round) at the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. By some miracle, she managed to graduate Haverford College with a degree in English Literature- the only proof she has that she can read. A former cast member of the off-Broadway comedy improvisation show, Chicago City Limits, for nearly two decades Alison worked at the legendary Friars Club in New York. In addition to writing jokes for the famous annual Friars Club Celebrity Roasts she worked her way up from floating receptionist to a staff writer, celebrity event producer, the Director of Membership, and Editor in Chief of the Friars’ monthly entertainment newsletter. She is the author of Dad Jokes: Groan-Worthy Quips, Puns, and Almost-Funny GagsThe Man Translator: Your Essential Guide To Manland, The Smart Girl’s Guide To Getting Even, Totally Silly Jokes, Nutty Names Knock-KnocksCrazy Christmas Jokes, and Hilarious Halloween Jokes. Some of her writing has been featured in MAD Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, One for the Table, and The New York Daily News. But the majority of her writing languishes in her computer, weeping softly from neglect. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Alison has made several radio, theatrical, and television appearances- including the Today show and some commercials no one ever saw. She and her husband currently live in Pennsylvania with their rescue pup.