Emily Clouse

Senior Contributing Video Writer at The Onion


Please provide a personal bio for other members to get to know you

Emily lives in Chicago by way of Coldwater, Ohio. The only things she gives up on are pull-ups and writing in the third person. Everything else I commit to pretty hard.

I currently write for Reductress, the iO Comedy Network and XVP Comedy. I perform improv with iO Harold Team 'First Kiss' as well as indie team Uncle Garbage. I've written and performed sketch comedy at The Second City, iO Theater, Stage 773, The Public House Theater, Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Women's Funny Festival, among others. I'd say I officially started my comedy writing career when I won "Best Screenplay" at the Columbus 48 Hour Film Festival in 2011.

Please provide an overview of the project(s) you'll be focusing on for the next 12 weeks as part of Unreal Collective.

Writing her first spec script to be used to find a literary agent.