Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People: Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf
Is a writer and correspondent on the Daily Show, and came to that job from two years of working as a writer for Seth Meyers’ on Late Night. But don’t be too jealous, because Wolf is genuinely funny (actually maybe that makes you more jealous!). Her work is perfect for these big national forums: she talks about broadly relatable stuff like going to the gym, not looking lonely and gross in selfies, and changing the types of Diabetes from I and II to “not your fault diabetes and mostly your fault diabetes.” 
In her comedy central digital series “Now Hiring,” she plays an overly solicitous HR manager at a tech company, who is alternately incredibly intense and a complete mess. When her side hurts, types into Google, “Dear search engine, do I have side cancer? Love, Michelle.” 
When was the first time you remember making someone laugh? What happened?Probably my brothers and probably by farting. They always thought farts were funny. And they’re not wrong.
What is the toughest part about being on the comedy scene in Brooklyn today? What is the best?
Toughest part: liberal kids that are so liberal, they’re some how conservative again. Best: making fun of those kids.
Who do you find funny?
Colin Quinn, Louis, Ryan Hamilton, Michael Che
What was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Almost every day at work.
What are your goals for your comedy career?
I just want to be a really great joke writer who has the respect of other comedians. And then whatever comes along with that.
What is your favorite knock-knock (or otherwise goofy) joke?
I don’t have one. I get to hang out with funny people who say dumb, funny, original things all day. But if you want to watch something funny, anything Paul Lynde has said on the old Hollywood Squares.

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Photo by Nicolas Maloof.


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