Josh Fruhlinger
 

Josh fruhlinger

 
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Hello! I'm a writer, performer, and professionally funny person who lives in Los Angeles. Here's some links to stuff I do and have done! Email me at jfruh@jfruh.com if you'd like to work with me or just say hi.

 

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FEATURE AND HUMOR WRITING

I've written funny and occasionally insightful things for a wide variety of outlets, including The Awl, MEL Magazine, Wonkette, The Toast, The Village Voice, and The Baffler.

I've also served as a researcher for TV and video projects, helping create pitch decks and do background research for comedy scripts.

 

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TECH WRITING AND EDITING

I'm a tech journalist who's covered issues in IT and security for ITworld, CSO Online, and HPE's Enterprise.nxt. I've also done promotional copywriting for tech companies and worked with experts to craft tech whitepapers for publication.

 

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THE INTERNET READ ALOUD

I host a live comedy monthly comedy show in Los Angeles! If you’ve ever yearned to have LA’s funniest people explain the horrors that lurk within ALF message boards, Sonic the Hedgehog’s fan art archives, the Flat Earth Wiki, James Franco’s YouTube channel, or their own Tinder in-boxes, this is the show for you. It’s every first Friday of the month at 8 pm, at The Clubhouse in Los Feliz.

If you are a funny person who wants to be in the show, please email me at jfruh@jfruh.com and tell me your idea/sad story about how the Internet has warped your mind and ruined your life.

 

 

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THE ENTHUSIAST

The Enthusiast is my first novel. It’s about trains, comics, stealth marketing, capitalism, and joy.

You can buy it in hardcover for $25 or paperback for $15 from TopatoCo, as a DRM-free ebook for $8 from Gumroad, or as a paperback or Kindle ebook from Amazon. You can read the first chapter at Medium or listen to me read the third chapter on the Catapult podcast. I originally launched this book as a Kickstarter, and I’m very proud of how it came out.

 

 

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THE COMICS CURMUDGEON

I've been blogging about newspaper comic strips, the squarest art form on the planet, since 2004! This has made me pretend Internet famous and proved that, against all odds, there's a market for sex jokes about Mary Worth.