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Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian, Writer for RiffTrax
Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer, originally from Minneapolis, but based in Los Angeles. As a comedian, he’s appeared at SF SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, Dragon Con, headlined on Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, appeared on Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, and more. Joseph’s a contributing writer for the movie riffing group, RiffTrax, and previously worked as a writer/performer on Wits, where he wrote sketches for Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Foley, Neil Gaiman, and more. Joseph’s plays Adventures in Mating, An Inconvenient Squirrel, and My Monster (written with Bill Corbett) have been performed all over the US, the UK, and strangely Bulgaria. His popular podcast Obsessed is part of the Feral Audio podcast network and has been listed as a Staff Favorite on iTunes multiple times. He also co-hosts the top-rated Star Wars podcast, Force Center, with Screen Junkies' producer, Ken Napzok. Joseph has released multiple comedy albums including 2015’s Rebel Scum and 2013’s Flaw Fest. John Hodgman said of the album, “I am glad Joseph Scrimshaw has the power of thought and audible speech, or else this very funny album would not exist.” Joseph is also an avid tweeter and has won @midnight’s Tweet of the Day competition three times.