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Erin Judge

Erin Judge
Brooklyn, New York, USA
January 28
comedian, writer, performer
Erin Judge is a comedian and writer living in Brooklyn. She writes funny things and then posts them here after they get rejected by the New Yorker or somebody who works in Rockefeller Center. She was born in 1981, but the birth years on Salon's pull-down menu only go up to 1976. Visit for more.


JANUARY 17, 2012 1:23PM

Authenticity, Etc.

I'm extremely surprised by the news that Eddie Brill is no longer booking for Letterman. I'm surprised because I've never seen such a direct consequence for making derisive comments about women in this business.

Eddie Brill deserves credit for booking alternative comics and people of color (wel… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2012 2:29PM

Step One

I wrote the following for submission to a humor magazine. The only guidelines were to be "dark and absurd." 

Strangers often ask me how I became a fitness expert/ weight-loss expert/ reality television star/ best-selling author/ A-list blogger/ self-help guru/ regular religious-type guru/ mill… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2012 12:18PM

Authentic Female Comedy

After the New York Times article about Eddie Brill, complete with his quote about female comics, I started this:

authentic female comic

On a more serious note, upon reading the article and seeing the subsequent internet shitstorm, one of my dear friends in the New York comedy scene asked a group ofRead full post »

APRIL 3, 2011 6:43PM

Brooklyn Yards

This is a re-print of Helen McLaughlin's biweekly column in the Bay Ridge Courier of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

I mean, honestly, can we get the cops around here to do something about a situation or not? Why do we pay them these crazy pentions if they can't even respond to a… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 22, 2011 11:41AM

The Date Rape Squad! ....any takers?

I woke up today and read about this:

Krysten Ritter set for Title Role in ABC's "Don't Trust the Bitch" Comedy Pilot

Said title role being "the Bitch." And no, she's not voicing a talking dog. 

When Shatner scored the lead in similarly edgily-titled show, at least he was… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 8, 2010 10:40PM

ban the book

So my old school district has recently decided to probably not ban the Humanities book, though there will possibly be more hearings on the topic.

I graduated from Plano East Senior High School in 1998. I took Humanities at Clark High School from 1994-1996. And I for one am… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 28, 2010 10:26AM

10 Things to Do Before I Turn 30

Two months from today, I will turn thirty, so naturally I’m trying to decide what to accomplish with the desperate dying gasps of my youth. This is difficult for a variety of reasons: two months isn’t actually very much time, as it turns out (remember September 28? done anything earth-sha… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 22, 2010 2:06PM

Resources Are for Closers

I know I know I know: Mamet parodies are done to death, especially when it comes to this gem. Still, given Alec Baldwin's recent gig narrating the National Geographic Channel's "Great Migrations" series, I just couldn't help myself. This piece was co-written by my husband the ecologist.

Let me have y…

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NOVEMBER 19, 2010 9:28AM

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36 Hours in the Gowanus Canal

David… Read full post »