Montana Public Radio

The Heart Of Humor With Comedian Sarah Aswell

Feb 27, 2020

Recently named one of the Best Undiscovered Comedians in America by Thrillist, Sarah Aswell is another Montana gem. Her brand of humor seamlessly blends disarming authenticity and searing social commentary. As a community member, Sarah strives to make comedy accessible and inclusive by running workshops for women and non-binary folks and supporting the representation of historically marginalized groups on stage. In this interview, Sarah explains her comedic philosophy, in addition to sharing some humor writing and a stand-up bit.

Sarah Aswell
Credit Chris La Tray

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About the Author/ Comedian:

Sarah Aswell is a writer and comedian whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Reductress, MAD Magazine, National Lampoon, The Advocate, and Vulture, among others. She's currently the managing editor at Submittable, a small startup tech company, as well as an arts and entertainment columnist for Forbes. An alum of HBO's Women in Comedy Festival and the Big Sky Comedy Festival, Thrillist recently named her one of the Best Unknown Comedians in America, which is one of those compliments that's also kind of an insult. Sarah currently lives in Missoula, Montana, with her partner and two children, where she runs a comedy organization focused on increasing the representation historically marginalized groups on stage. 

Sarah Aswell
Credit Gabriel Michael

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