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Lou Perez

Author, That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Lou is the author of That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy and hosts The Lou Perez Podcast. He was the Head Writer and Producer of Webby Award-winning We the Internet TV.
Lou began doing improv and sketch comedy while an undergrad at New York University, where he was part of the comedy group the Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz.
For years, Lou performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (both in NYC and L.A.) in sketch shows with the Hammerkatz and his comedy duo, Greg and Lou. G&L are probably best known for their sketch "Wolverine's Claws Suck," which has over 20 million views on various platforms.
Lou was a writer for Fox Sports' @TheBuzzer; produced The Attendants with the Above Average Network; produced pilots for FOX Digital and MSN Games; and was a comedy producer on TruTV's Impractical Jokers.

Lou performs stand-up comedy around the country, hosted the stand-up show Uncle Lou's Safe Place for two years in Los Angeles, performed at the Big Pine Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and co-created the political comedy podcast Unsafe Space.

Lou taught creative writing at the City College of New York, "writing the web series" for Writing Pad, and comedy writing workshops for the Moving Picture Institute.