Big Time by Jen Spyra
Join Us Monday, March 22 for our Zoom Webinar Author Series!
Jen Spyra will be in conversation with her fellow Late Show with Stephen Colbert writers Ariel Dumas and Jay Katsir!
Jen Spyra has worked in nearly every kind of comedy there is: penning stories for The Onion, writing skits and one-liners for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, contributing pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeney's, and taking the stage for improv at UCB Theater in Manhattan. Her incredible range is on display in this uproarious, addictive collection of short stories that include a twisted exchange between a wealthy New York woman and the child she is sponsoring in Ecuador, a disturbingly hilarious tale about just how far one woman will go to achieve the perfect wedding body, a civil war soldier's far-too-forthcoming letters home, and a reimagining of a Christmas classic in which the snowman who comes to life turns out to be a real pervert.
“Jen Spyra’s stories are shocking, silly, smart, and absurdly funny. Underline both those words, I don’t care how much it costs!”—Tina Fey
“When I first met Jen, I thought she was a deeply funny, normal woman. After reading her hilarious book of stories, I see she is even funnier than I thought, though exponentially less normal. It’s a pretty good trade-off.”—Mindy Kaling
“Jen Spyra’s book, Big Time, made me laugh out loud, over and over again. After a while, the feeling became physically unpleasant. There was something invasive about it, like I was being tickled by a giant. Hilarious, confident, and brutal, Spyra is one of my favorite humor writers working today.”—Simon Rich
“Every once in a while a new writer bursts on the scene, which makes a disgusting mess. But other times, a hilarious writer like Jen Spyra comes along with a fabulous collection of brilliantly funny, dark stories.”—Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts