In the third grade I won the "Author of the Month" at St. Mary's School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts for a poem I wrote about bears and Thanksgiving. At the time my aspirations were to become a poet, a teacher, or the owner of a pizza restaurant where third graders could hang out. At Georgetown I won the “Funniest Person on Campus" contest and the chance to perform at the D.C. Improv. They were so impressed they hired me to bus tables. Since that time I’ve had three Comedy Central Presents specials and appeared a bunch of times on Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. I'm also a regular contributor on This American Life and The Bob & Tom Show and I wrote this book.