Jon Savitt

Jon Savitt

Jon Savitt is a writer and comedian featured in places such as Funny or Die, College Humor, The Washington Post, TIME, NBC News, MPR, Star Tribune and more.


Column: I’m a professional comedy writer — Republicans have a ‘punching down’ problem

By: - January 9, 2023

There’s one rule in comedy so universal that it connects comics of every background, genre and skill level: Never punch down. These three simple words can be the difference between being a headliner or being hated. “Punching down” is more than being mean, rude, or vulgar. It’s the intentional act of attacking those in powerless […]