• Brooke Preston

    Comedy Writer & Satirist

    Brooke Preston is a Midwest-based comedy writer, satirist and storyteller. Her work has been read or heard on McSweeney’s, Reductress, Men’s Health, Romper, Slackjaw, Live Wire Radio and other web and print outlets.

     

    She is one of the founders and editors of The Belladonna Comedy, a satire site by women and other marginalized genders, for everyone. She and her fellow editors co-authored a satire book called "New Erotica for Feminists", to be published in November 2018 by Plume/Penguin Random House in the US, and Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton in the U.K.

     

    Trained in satire writing at The Second City and sketch and improv at Portland's Curious Comedy Theater, She is now a proud faculty member of The Second City Training Center, where she teaches in the Online Satire Writing program. She also leads workshops for the Thurber House, MadLab and others.

     

    She enjoys adventuring and binge-watching things with her husband, daughter and doofy lab.

     

  • Recent News and Clips

    My latest from around the web

    Hey, I’m in Writer’s Digest! “The Comedy Writers and Satirists of the #MeToo Movement”

    I and my fellow Belladonna editors are thrilled to be featured/quoted in this great Writer’s Digest piece on the female satirists of the #MeToo movement.

    The piece that launched more than 100k Facebook shares, hundreds of LaCroix-based Tom Hardy fantasies, and a soon-to-be-published satire book.

    "Whenever a woman has her Doritos™, she will be ceremonially unclean for seven days."

  • New Erotica for Feminists

    New Erotica for Feminists: The Book

    By Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor and Carrie Wittmer

    "He takes me into his office and closes the door...to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy."

     

    Coming this November on Plume in the U.S. (a Penguin Random House imprint) and Sceptre in the U.K. (a Hodder & Stoughten imprint), New Erotica for Feminists is a satirical book based on the now-viral McSweeney's piece of the same name. Full of hilarious snippets of love, lust and equal pay, you'll want to buy a copy for every feminist you know.

     

    Pre-order HERE! Check back for details. Do you own a store or website that wants to carry the book? Please reach out using the contact form below.

     

    I am represented by Susan Raihofer at the David Black Agency. For book-related inquiries, please contact sraihofer@dblackagency.com or use the contact form below to reach me.

  • CONTACT

    Please reach out with questions, media requests or wildly lucrative comedy writing offers. I'm also deeply interested in LaCroix and/or cheese sponsorships.