Mike Durrett is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed stories for 11 years. In addition to writing about comedy on the web for over a decade, Durrett has served many roles through the years: class clown, columnist, radio mouth and programmer, actor, film projectionist, and gag writer (for Joan Rivers, plus deejays throughout North America, including Howard Stern and Gary Owens). He starred in the 1995 Golden Twinkies Award for "Best Comedy" film (World Premiere: Grauman's Chinese Theatre!) and now scripts, directs, and mugs in home movie comedies.
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