Writing

I've written TV scripts, web video, stage sketches, one-act plays, newspaper articles, critical essays, short stories, and jokes. Lots of them have been published.

    Current and Recent Projects
  • The Onion (video)
    (link here)

    A satirical news organization I've done a lot of work for over eight years.

    I've been:
    A staff writer on a TV show (The Onion SportsDome)
    Head writer and director of a web series (GOOMF)
    A TV development writer for various projects
    A script and contributing writer for web and TV versions of The Onion News Network
    and, most recently, senior staff writer for Onion Studios during the 2016 election cycle through the inauguration.

    Over this last stint, we did a lot of work I'm really proud of, including a TV special, a short-and-easy web series, and some innovative live political coverage.

    Here's me explaining some of our process to Fast Company.

  • Genius.com
    (link here)

    A web company, focused on music, where I worked full time as a writer and editor. I helped lead the writing team for "Behind the Lyrics," a collaborative project with Spotify, and also worked on a few other projects.

  • Clickhole
    (link here)

    A surrealist humor website at which I contribute headlines (but nothing more than that).

  • Blizzard of '96
    (link here)

    A New York City sketch comedy group for which I write and perform frequently.

  • Blogs
    • David Iscoe's Wordpress Blog
      (link here)

      A blog focusing on short, nonfiction personal writing.

    • Comedy Overanalysis
      (link here)

      A blog focusing on the analysis of comedy, especially comedy writing. I also am now posting new comedy sketches I write, with commentary, as part of a project.


    Other Past Experience
  • The Onion

    I wrote for The Onion from 2008 to 2012, serving as:

    • Head writer and director of "GOOMF," a sport-based web-series.
    • A staff writer on The Onion SportsDome, a TV show on Comedy Central.
    • A contributing writer to Onion News Network, a TV show on IFC.
    • A script writer for Onion News Network, a web-series with the same name.

  • Current Newspapers

    I worked as a reporter for Current Newspapers in Washington D.C. for two summers, covering local news stories and filling in as editor of the sports page.

  • A Hodgepodge of Other Stuff