Joe Janes is an Emmy award-winning writer and teaches comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City and Columbia College. He has written for SNL's "Weekend Update" and Jellyvision's "You Don't Know Jack.”

He has published three books of his staged work: 365 Sketches50 Plays and Seven Deadly Plays. His full-length plays include Metaluna and the Science of the Mind RevueA Hard Day's Journey Into Night, Our Christian Nation, The Incident,  and Always Never.

He is a regular contributor to the on-line magazine Literate Ape with his weekly satirical column The Minutes of Our Last Meeting.