Scott Dikkers is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, comedy writer, and comedian widely regarded as one of the most influential pioneers in comedy history. His visionary leadership at The Onion, his groundbreaking comic strip Jim’s Journal, plus his multiple top-10 comedy podcasts have garnered him tens of millions of fans all over the world. Rolling Stone named him one of its top 10 favorite writers. Entertainment Weekly designated him “the funniest person in America” and placed him on the “It List” of the hottest celebrities in show business. He graced the cover of Time magazine as one of the top 50 movers and shakers online. He’s the winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, a Peabody, and more Webby awards than any other individual or organization. Considered a one-of-a-kind comedy legend throughout the entertainment industry, he literally wrote the book on comedy, the bestselling How to Write Funny, which spawned a training center at the famed Second City in Chicago where he mentors young creators who have gone on to win Emmys, Grammys, and Oscars.

Other Works

  • How to Write Funny Characters

  • The Joke at the End of the World

  • How to Write Funniest

  • How to Write Funnier

  • Trump's America: Buy This Book and Mexico Will Pay for It

  • Destined for Destiny: The Unauthorized Autobiography of George W. Bush

  • Our Dumb Century

  • The Jim's Journal Treasury


Awards and Recognition

  • Thurber Prize for American Humor