Sarah Aswell

Sarah Aswell is Senior Editor at Scary Mommy, where she leads the news and trending team as well as Scary Mommy Book Club. She also regularly contributes humor, essays, and original interviews to the site.

A humor writer and stand-up comedian, Sarah’s work has appeared in places like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, National Lampoon, MAD Magazine, Reductress, Funny or Die, and more. Her writing about comedy, entertainment, and parenting has appeared in Vulture, Forbes, USA Today, Vice, The Advocate, Healthline, and Working Mother Magazine, to name a few. She’s also written creatively for brands like Nike, Expedia, Aflac, KitchenAid, and Facebook.

An award-winning journalist, Sarah received her BA in English from Grinnell College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. She’s also the founder of Revival Comedy, a non-profit organization that runs comedy workshop and shows that center women and marginalized groups.

Sarah lives in Missoula, Montana, with her two daughters and slightly too many cats. She has been voted Missoula’s Best Stand-Up Comedian four years in a row and was recently named one of the Best Unknown Comedians in America by Thrillist, which is one of those insults that sounds like a compliment.

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Sarah Aswell