Meg Favreau is a writer, artist, performer, food enthusiast, and old book collector who grew up in New Hampshire and currently lives in Los Angeles. She loves making comedy and art that builds weird, magical worlds and explores the ways in which we’re all afraid and sad, but petrified to ever talk about it. Meg’s happiest when she’s writing absurd, dark, and emotionally grounded comedy; digging through stacks of long-forgotten books; baking fruit-based desserts; or climbing over big piles of rocks and splashing through streams outside.
Meg has over a decade of comedy experience with a focus in sketch comedy, including teaching sketch comedy writing at The Nerdist School using a curriculum that she developed. Recently, Meg has written sketches for the UCB house sketch comedy team Glendale and a variety of places on The Internet, including Collab’s Team Internet Live, the YouTube channel FRED, and The Fine Brothers. From 2012 to early 2015, Meg wrote and performed on the iO West headliner sketch team DJ Faucet (San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Comedy Central Stage), and she was also a member of the LA sketch duo Bone Mouth and directed the iO West sketch team Animal Style. Before moving to Los Angeles, Meg was part of the Philadelphia sketch duo Meg & Rob. The group was featured in numerous comedy festivals including the Chicago Sketchfest, Seattle Sketchfest, Boston Comedy Festival, Boston Improv Festival, Philly Sketchfest, and North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival.
Meg has written multiple original pilots and spec scripts; contact her if you’re interested in seeing a sample.
Meg’s writing has also been published on sites including MEL Magazine, Someecards, Table Matters, The Smart Set, McSweeney’s, The Big Jewel, Not For Tourists, and The Huffington Post; and her articles and essays have been featured on NPR, The Daily Dish, the Freakonomics blog, and Arts & Letters Daily. In 2015 and 2016, Meg served as an editor for the humor site Someecards, where several of her humor pieces went, for lack of a better term, “viral.” Her cookbook with photographer Michael Reali, Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom, was released in November 2011 by Quirk Books.
Meg also runs Some Old Jokes, a blog that features jokes from pre-1950s joke books, and her foul language as an on-air guest once caused several complaints to be sent to American Public Media’s show Marketplace Money.
It seems like Tina Fey gets all the glory for being the funny girl to come out of Philly. But there’s a wealth of female comic talent that’s been produced here, with Meg Favreau serving as one of the most recent success stories. — The A.V. Club Philadelphia