Elissa Bassist

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Elissa Bassist

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Elissa Bassist edits the column “Funny Women” on TheRumpus.net. Her award-deserving humor has been published on NewYorker.com’s Daily Shouts, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, National Lampoon, Jezebel, NYMag.com, this bio, and more. Formerly the producer/host of Literary Death Match and managing editor of The Best American Nonrequired Reading, currently she’s the writers’ assistant for The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (past honorees include Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Eddie Murphy, and Bill Murray). Most recently her writing has appeared in the bestselling collection Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay. Visit elissabassist.com for more cultural and personal criticism. 

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