• nickshort

  • nickshort

A writing professional for nearly twenty years, I have most regularly covered the arts with an occasional diversion. Stand-up comedy has been my beat for The Boston Globe and TheSpitTake.com – I had a weekly column in the Globe for seven and a half years and still contribute there on a weekly basis. I have also covered books for Kirkus Reviews and Paste Magazine, television for AOL’s TVSquad, music and comedy for the BDCWire.com, sports for the New England Baseball Journal, New England Lacrosse Journal, and the New England Ski Journal, music for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, American Songwriter, Blurt Magazine, and No Depression, and written for Playboy, Mental Floss, and other publications.

Currently, I am working on a book of interviews from nearly two decades of talking to comedians like George Carlin, Lily Tomlin, Reggie Watts, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, and Billy Connolly. I’ve accumulated hours of tape writing profiles for newspapers and magazines, much of which never made it into print.

I’m always on the lookout for interesting projects, so if you’re looking to hire a writer, drop me an e-mail!