July 14, 2024


My latest book, We’re Not Worthy, the history of ’90s TV sketch comedy, is out now.

I’m the author of five books and the writer of three produced feature films, including the documentary Lords of Soaptown. I’m also an award-winning short film writer. I recently wrote the liner notes for an upcoming vinyl release of lost comedy by comedian Dick Davy. My short films have been distributed by NBCUniversal and Comedy Central, and I’ve written a pilot and a feature film for Jamie Kennedy Entertainment.

I have written numerous comedy albums for my sketch and improv group, Dan and Jay’s Comedy Hour, which just celebrated 30 years of being something. A third album is coming down the pike.

I currently write at Substack.com and occasionally for Collider. I have a memoir and a nonfiction book being shopped to agents, and am working on a new book of satirical fiction, entitled Rebel Swan.


  • My fourth book was written under a pen name which you can probably only figure out by reading my memoir (see above).
  • Screenplays and other samples are available by request. Please e-mail me at jason AT stolendress DOT com.