Aaron Karo (KAY-ro) is an author, comedian, and screenwriter whose latest novel Me You Us (previously titled Galgorithm) was published in June 2016 by Simon & Schuster. His previous books include Ruminations on College Life (Simon & Schuster), Ruminations on Twentysomething Life (Simon & Schuster), I’m Having More Fun Than You (HarperCollins), and the critically acclaimed young adult novel Lexapros and Cons (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), which has been translated into three languages.
Karo has headlined such venues as the PlayStation Theater in New York, the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, and the House of Blues in Chicago. Comedy Central Records released his debut stand-up album Just Go Talk to Her in 2008. He has performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and in 2010 he starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central special Aaron Karo: The Rest Is History. His third album I Need to Tell You Something was released in 2012, and his fourth album Charm/Offensive was released in 2015.
Karo’s career began in September 1997 when he wrote a funny email from his freshman dorm room that eventually spawned his celebrated column Ruminations. In September 2012, Karo concluded the column after fifteen years, having grown his readership from twenty friends to 100,000 subscribers around the world. He has developed sitcoms for 20th Century Fox, MTV, Warner Brothers Television, CBS Television, and a project titled Ruminations for The CW. He is currently writing pilots for Comedy Central and CBS.
Karo was born and raised in Plainview, New York, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His entire catalog of books, albums, and stand-up specials is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Netflix, and wherever comedy is sold or streamed. He currently lives in Los Angeles and always pays on the first date.