Scott Dikkers is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who founded TheOnion.com. He co-wrote and edited The Onion's "Our Dumb Century," which has sold more than a half-million copies and was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Among the many other books written or co-written by Dikkers are "Our Dumb World," also a New York Times bestseller, "The Onion's Finest News Reporting," which topped 200,000 in sales, the self-help parody "You Are Worthless," the New York Times bestselling "Jim's Journal" series, and "Trump's America: Buy This Book And Mexico Will Pay For It," which the Washington Post called "the 'definitive' comedy takedown of Donald Trump."
His book "How To Write Funny" outlines the process he uses to write popular and award-winning satire. It's the basis of the "Writing with The Onion" program he created in partnership with Chicago's Second City Training Center.
Dikkers explores the how-to of comedy-writing further in his podcast, "The Comedy Insider Podcast" (www.comedyinsiderpodcast.com), which features interviews with successful comedy professionals.
He created the comic strip "Jim's Journal" (www.gocomics.com/jimsjournal) and is an accomplished public speaker and filmmaker. Dikkers executive produced and directed "Onion News Network" videos, which won a Peabody Award in 2008. He also directed the feature films "Spaceman" and "Bad Meat," as well as several award-winning short films.