Aaron Karo (KAY-ro) is an author, comedian, and TV writer who is currently developing an animated series for TBS with Tom DeLonge of Blink-182. He has developed sitcoms for CBS, 20th Century Fox, MTV, Warner Brothers, The CW, an animated project for Comedy Central starring Channing Tatum, and a live-action project for Comedy Central starring DJ Dillon Francis.
His books include Me You Us (Simon & Schuster), Lexapros and Cons (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), I’m Having More Fun Than You (HarperCollins), Ruminations on College Life (Simon & Schuster), and Ruminations on Twentysomething Life (Simon & Schuster). He is also the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Hidden Power of F*cking Up.
Karo has headlined the Nokia Theatre and Gramercy Theatre 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 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 career began when he wrote a funny email from his freshman dorm room that eventually spawned the celebrated column Ruminations. His books and albums are available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora. He lives in Los Angeles and always pays on the first date.
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