About Joe


Here at The Humor Columnist you will find original humor columns, links to funny articles I write for other publications, exclusive interviews with authors, book reviews and book excerpts as well as random funny stuff I find on the Internet. You can subscribe to new posts from this site by email.

The Humor Columnist was launched in 2011 after I was let go from my last office job, and I have since experienced the dizzying highs of being published in the Los Angeles Times and interviewing a Thurber Prize winner, and worked for two years on the digital team at Playboy.

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

Look at you. You’re just a child. You’re not old enough to write sophisticated humor or hold down a full-time job. And you really shouldn’t be smoking.

The above photo is not current. This was me as a kid, back when I pounded rosé and chain-smoked Winstons all day while writing fictionalized accounts of Cleveland Browns Super Bowl victories. Since then I also have authored the well-received e-books “The Marching Band Refused to Yield” and “Full Griswold: Stories from a Honeymoon in Italy.” All Browns Super Bowls, sadly, have remained fictional.

You can learn more about me at www.joedonatelli.com.

The Publisher,
Joe Donatelli