Dan Wilbur

About Me

My stand-up has been featured on Sirius XM, the RISK! podcast, in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. I’ve been an actor in sketches for College Humor, IFC, Funny or DieMTV.com, and Distractify (one of which ended up on the Today show).

I’ve written for College Humor, McSweeney’s, The Onion News Network on IFC, Someecards (where I was the Ecards Editor for over a year), TL;DR WikipediaReader’s Digest, and a couple web series you’ve never heard of that paid me with checks that said, verbatim: “Cheese Jokes.” I was an “Adjunct Scholar” for Lapham’s Quarterly, created the Better Book Titles blog and wrote my own humor book for Penguin in 2012 called How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life and AM Universal put out another collection from the blog called Never Flirt With Puppy Killers in 2016.

Fun Facts! Facts that are Fun!

You know when you can’t sleep at night and even three or four slices of ham can’t stop your mind from spiraling into a vortex of dread and self-doubt? Read this section when you hit that low.

Former Bookseller

Ask me about my favorite book if you want to hear me talk for an hour and a half straight.

Classics Degree

Worthless, utterly worthless.


I don't believe in that shit, but I've been told that my sign means that I will not believe in that shit.

Owns a Pug

His name is Ignatius J. Reilly and he makes up half my Instagram, obviously.


This is still listed on my résumé under "special skills."

Beat Mega Man X

At age 30. Take that, Dad!