Meg Favreau is a writer, artist, contraption-builder, and food enthusiast who escaped the gorgeous clutches of Northern New Hampshire and currently lives in Los Angeles. Much of her work deals with the pull between personal and private identities in the digital age and uses humor to look at how we’re often our best selves in our worst moments.
Meg has made her living as a writer since graduating college in 2005, doing everything from copywriting at QVC to serving as managing editor at the food and drink magazine Table Matters. But the work she loves the most has always been writing humor and comedy. In 2016, her project SPOKESLIFE was a finalist for the Sundance New Voices Lab, and her pilot BROWN, NH, (now titled THE SHIT TOWN DETECTIVE AGENCY) was a quarterfinalist in the 2016 Final Draft Big Break contest. For a year and a half, Meg served as a writer and editor at the humor site Someecards; and her articles, humor pieces, and essays has been published on sites including McSweeney’s, The Big Jewel, The Huffington Post, Relish, and The Smart Set. Meg’s first book, the humorous cookbook LITTLE OLD LADY RECIPES, was published by Quirk Books in 2011.
A veteran sketch comedian, Meg has also written and performed sketch comedy for over a decade, including on the UCB Maude team Glendale, the iO West Main Stage team DJ Faucet (Comedy Central Stage, San Francisco Sketchfest, Funny or Die’s Test Tube), and the independent sketch group Meg & Rob (Chicago Sketchfest, Boston Comedy Festival, Seattle Sketchfest). Professionally, Meg has written sketches for digital studios and shows including The Fine Brothers, FRED, Collab’s Team Internet Live, Gamervision, and the LA Skins Fest. She also taught sketch writing at The Nerdist School using a curriculum she developed.
Meg holds a BA in fiction writing from Ithaca College, where she once beat several football players in an eating contest. When she’s not writing scripts and humor pieces, Meg works in development at the DLP Media Group and writes about weird and amusing histories for MEL Magazine. At the time of writing this bio, she was researching the history of scrotal support as a quack cure for male nervousness.