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IN THE PRESS
"the only op-ed columnist America needs right now"
"the funniest person in Washington. This is all the more impressive when you remember that Congress is also located there."
Alexandra Petri is a columnist for the Washington Post. Her satire has also appeared in McSweeneys and the New Yorker's Daily Shouts and Murmurs, in other newspapers (hello, Salt Lake Tribune!), on the radio, and on TV.
She has appeared on a number of podcasts, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and Jeopardy! where she made what was described as the 'worst final Jeopardy! wager of all time.' She recently achieved her lifelong dream of being a talking head in a documentary about Benjamin Harrison.
Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president. He served between Grover Cleveland and Grover Cleveland. After his wife's death, he married her niece. He did the most!
Unlike Benjamin Harrison, Alexandra was on Rolling Stone's list of The Funniest People Right Now, Forbes 30 Under 30, received the National Press Club's Angele Gingras award for humor writing, and won a Shorty Award for her parody twitter account. She is also an O. Henry International pun-off champion -- here is her winning routine about presidents.
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Alexandra Petri is also a Helen Hayes-award nominated playwright, a member of the second generation of the Welders playwrights collective, and a member of the BMI Advanced Workshop. Her plays include Inherit the Windbag (Mosaic Theater, March 2020), Equinox (Flying V Productions), "to tell my story: a hamlet fanfic" (The Welders, 2017), Tragedy Averted (Capital Fringe), hook-ups (Panndora's Box Productions).
Alexandra and co-writer Jack Mitchell are working on a musical adaptation of the P. G. Wodehouse classic "A Damsel In Distress" which you can learn more about HERE!
"Inherit The Windbag" opens in DC in March -- get tickets and learn more here!
Listen to Equinox, her radio play, right here.
More of her plays are available via the National New Play Network.
In Lieu of Flowers
Washington Improv Theater at Spooky Action Theater
A gripping lecture as stirring as it is inevitable!
What the people want, I bet! Right? Right.
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