Art Allen
| PortlandMilwaukee

sad hobo artArt Allen is the creator of Pundamonium and the proprietor of Modern Antics, the company that produces Pundamonium. His other production credits include Riddle Room, The Beard-Off, GOOFDA!, and Buzzedwords. Art has also published comedy writings here and there, but that activity is rarely kept up. He tweets at @punsultant.

Maggie Ryan Sandford | Minneapolis

brain mag seriousMaggie Ryan Sandford is a freelance science journalist, fiction writer, media producer, and researcher with the Science Museum of Minnesota. Her work has been published in Slate, Smithsonian, mental_floss, the Onion A.V. Club,, Paper Darts, Revolver, Thirty Two, and McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, and has appeared at the Walker Art Center, the Seattle Art Museum, the Minnesota Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theater, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre NYC, with the bimonthly storytelling group Rock Star Storytellers, and on National Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television. More about her and whales on twitter (@Mandford) and at

Forest Ember | Seattle

forest-emberPlaywright, actor, food critic and professional punster, Forest Ember has entertained audiences throughout the United States for as long as she can remember. Recently, she has discovered that she is a Clown-treprenure, thriving on a mixture of live theater and silly antics. She has also led workshops to help people find their inner-clown, brewed her own Brunette Ale, and co-founded FIASCO!, an intentional living community. Born in Madison, WI, she now calls Seattle home.