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  Andy Marlatt
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a television and radio comedy writer (BBC), the creator of two-time Webby Award finalist SatireWire.com, author of "Economy of Errors" (Doubleday/Broadway), and have been published in hundreds of magazines and newspapers around the world.

Before starting SatireWire and working in television, I spent many years freelancing, writing about everything from technology to Northern Ireland to parenting. Whether writing funny commentary, conducting off-beat interviews, or taking a novel approach to a straightforward story, I’m research intensive, deadline-driven and bring something fresh to every project.

I'm also an avid runner and passionate about politics, music, history, family, education, volunteerism and, last but not least, soccer. And I create and run ThenWear.com, which sells comical/historical merchandise.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 4 Years
Content Editor (online) 14 Years
Writer 26 Years
Specialty
International 10 Years
Politics 26 Years
Humor 26 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
26 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
SatireWire.com (11+)
Other Work History
- Creator of SatireWire.com, called “Hilarious” (USA Today), “Merciless” (L.A. Times), and “Hysterically funny” (Irish News).

- Co-created, wrote, and produced weekly BBC television satire program The Comic Side of 7 Days, 2005-2006.

- Writer for several other UK television and radio shows, including Talking and Not Talking, Man Stroke Woman, and the award-winning BBC 4 comedy The Sunday Format.

- Author of “Economy of Errors,” (Doubleday/Broadway, 2002), called “Hysterically funny” (Newsweek), “Hilarious” (Dallas Morning News), and “Fantastic” (CNET).

- Contributor to several books, including “101 Damnations: The Humorists’ Tour of Personal Hells,” “May Contain Nuts, a.k.a. Mirth of a Nation III,” and, oddly enough, “Step Across This Line” by Salman Rushdie.

- Published in The Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, New York Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Asahi Shimbun, Fortune, National Post, Hartford Courant, Internet World, Family Fun, Fast Company, and hundreds more.
Computer Skills
MS Word, MS Office, Photoshop, HTML, Mac
Technical Skills
Final Cut, GarageBand, photo editing, Twitter, Facebook,
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
SatireWire  
(SatireWire.com, 10/1/2013)
A sordid history of the failed rollouts of America's landmark laws.
(SatireWire.com, 7/1/2013)
Cultural commentary imagining what would happen of NASA shut off all its telescopes and computers and told scientists to go outside, for God's sake.
(SatireWire.com, 4/1/2013)
CANESVILLE, MS -- A massive tornado spinning in a reverse, clockwise direction struck this small Mississippi town just before dawn today, leaving renovated homes, firmly rooted trees and shiny, unstrewn cars in its wake. "My God, it looks like a decorator went off," said one resident.
(SatireWire.com, 4/1/2012)
After a North Korean rocket (yet again) falls apart after launch, the world ponders the dangers.
(SatireWire.com, 3/1/2009)
More fun with science -- the little-known competition among physicists who split atoms and find toy prizes inside.
(SatireWire.com)
Appearing on SatireWire and numerous publications, including The Washington Post, this story reacts to President Bush's famous 'Axil of Evil' speech. The piece remains a popular Internet meme -- often misattributed to John Cleese of Monty Python (http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/cleese.asp).
(SatireWire)
Greenpeace cuts to the chase and opposes whatever is. Part play, part commentary, and unfortunately not dolphin-safe.
(SatireWire.com)
The detailed story of the day the entire continent of Australia got drunk and woke up smack in the middle of the North Atlantic. And wasn't bloody moving.
Book  
(Economy of Errors)
From the book "Economy of Errors" (2002) detailing the New Economy, this story also ran on SatireWire and was a popular Internet meme, being passed around often with a different company name inserted.
(Economy of Errors)
From the book "Economy of Errors" (2002) detailing the New Economy, a team-bonding trip with live sharks. What could go wrong?
(Economy of Errors)
From the book "Economy of Errors" (2002) detailing the New Economy... a public service message about the butterfly effect.
(Economy of Errors)
From the book "Economy of Errors" (2002) detailing the New Economy, what happens when cubists are in charge of navigation.
(Economy of Errors)
From the book "Economy of Errors" (2002) detailing the New Economy, one woman's fiscal take on a disappointing relationship.
(Economy of Errors)
From the book "Economy of Errors" (2002) detailing the New Economy, the story discusses how to relieve management stress in a strong job market.
Television  
(BBC Television)
From "The Comic Side of 7 Days," a weekly satire playing off the news. This bit followed a report on British youth and incomprehensible slang.
(BBC Television)
From "The Comic Side of 7 Days," a weekly satire playing off the news. This bit followed Slang Part I, which played off a report on British youth and incomprehensible slang.
(BBC Television)
From "The Comic Side of 7 Days," a weekly satire playing off the news. This bit followed a report on the ruling Labour Party instituting an increasing number of bans.
(BBC Television)
From "The Comic Side of 7 Days," a weekly satire playing off the news. This bit followed a report on the very sweary British chef Gordon Ramsey.
(BBC Television)
From "The Comic Side of 7 Days," (BBC3) a weekly satire playing off the news. This bit followed a report on rising problems with "yobs" - hooligans.