About the Author

Kurt Luchs has written humor all of his life for nearly every medium.

  • He has contributed to such prominent humor outlets as the Onion, the New Yorker and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among many others.
  • His work has been represented in most of the Onion books, including Our Dumb Century, winner of the Thurber Prize for humor, and in a number of anthologies, including May Contain Nuts (HarperCollins), Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans (Knopf/Random House) and Moms Are Nuts (Vansant Creations).
  • Barnes and Noble published his book Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: A Wiseguy’s Guide to the Workplace, a collection of gangster movie quotes and commentary applied to best practices.
  • In television, he has written comedy for Bill Maher at Politically Incorrect and Craig Kilborn at the Late Late Show.
  • In radio, he was a staff writer for the comedy prep service the Complete Sheet, and later for American Comedy Network, which he also managed. From 2002 to 2019 he edited and frequently contributed to The Big Jewel, a leading site for literary humor, which now exists as an online archive and an eternal monument to the foolishness of humanity.
  • As a member of the sibling comedy troupe the Luchs Brothers, he co-wrote and sang the independent hit novelty single “Kill Me I’m Rotten,” the world’s first (and still only) Sex Pistols parody, which was featured on the Dr. Demento syndicated radio show and has been officially re-released and bootlegged several times. The Luchs Brothers’ original WWII propaganda parody script, Dirk Scabbard — Home Front Hero, won the American Radio Theater scriptwriting contest.
  • Kurt Luchs also writes poetry, which he has published in such outlets as Former People Journal, Into the Void, Minetta Review, Poydras Review, Triggerfish Critical Review, Otis Nebula, Sheila-Na-Gig, Right Hand Pointing, Roanoke Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Grey Sparrow Journal, Noctua Review, Quail Bell Magazine, Antiphon, Light, Phantom Drift, Fjords Review, Verse-Virtual, The Ibis Head Review, Burningword Literary Journal, The Poet’s Billow, and Emrys Journal, among others. In 2019 he won the Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest.

Sagging Meniscus Press is preparing to publish his first full-length book of poems, Falling in the Direction of Up, in 2021. In addition, he is currently writing an autobiographical novel with the working title of Honey Street, under the theory that because it’s a novel, no one will be able to sue him.