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NOTHING IS WRONG AND HERE IS WHY

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SHE-HULK ANNUAL

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A FIELD GUIDE TO AWKWARD SILENCES

 

photo credit: Lisa Allen

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."

DAVE BARRY

"b-i-itchy"

Rush Limbaugh

 

BIO

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.

photo credit: Lisa Allen

 

PLAYS

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. 

 

Upcoming Events

In Lieu of Flowers

Washington Improv Theater at Spooky Action Theater

Inherit the Windbag

Mosaic Theater Company

March 2020

Public Event

Somewhere

A gripping lecture as stirring as it is inevitable!

Coherent Shouting

What the people want, I bet! Right? Right.

 

CONTACT

For any media inquiries, please contact Will Scarlett | wscarlett@wwnorton.com | 212-790-4325

For general inquiries, or if you are one of the people in charge of determining who gets to write Hallmark movies, please contact my agent Anna Sproul-Latimer | anna@rossyoon.com

To say hi: email | alexandra.petri@washpost.com

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