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words. birds. ketchup.


So, You Want To Know About Me...

Well, I'll tell you, but it'll have to be in third person.

Emily Duncan is a Canadian-born, New York-based writer and comedian. She has written in some form or another for Funny or Die, BustedTees, IFC, Verizon, Hallmark, Hasbro, Busch beer, and’s roast of nuts, among others. But you may know her (maybe) as a Level 1 chef - and Level 5 ketchup enthusiast - on Epicurious' YouTube channel.

Emily’s plays have been read or produced at Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Playwrights Playground, The Playwrights Loft, Rising Sun Performance Company, Horse & Cart Theater, The Bus Stop Theater, Little Fish Theater, and SWAN Day Boston. She has written and directed a number of original plays and musicals for The Peoples Improv Theater, including Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical and Me and My Birdie: An Ornithological Rock Opera

Emily also co-hosts Witchcast Podcast (available on all fine podcast platforms) and The Revolution, a monthly intersectional feminist comedy show showcasing female and non-binary comedians at QED in Astoria. 


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I specialize in writing humorous, character-driven ad campaigns, like this one for "Imperfect Produce." I also offer services like joke punch-up, script consulting, copywriting, and proofreading. For more samples or to talk rates, get in touch!


Creative Writing

I write plays, musicals, screenplays, TV pilots, sketch comedy, and just about anything else I can get my sticky fingers on. Check out my resume in "Downloads" and keep an eye out for my forthcoming romance novel.

"Pluto Is Missing!"
"Pluto Is Missing!"

"Pluto Is Missing!" at The PIT

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"Kiss (Disambiguation)"
"Kiss (Disambiguation)"

"Kiss (Disambiguation)" at Access Theater

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"A Noise"
"A Noise"

"A Noise" at Playwrights' Loft

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"Pluto Is Missing!"
"Pluto Is Missing!"

"Pluto Is Missing!" at The PIT

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Being Myself

Here's a video of me appearing in the Epicurious "4 Levels" series as an amateur cook. Looking for someone funny to be themselves on camera? Maybe I'm your gal! Just want to see all the cooking videos I'm in? I have a YouTube playlist I made for my family that I can send you.

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"It was a pleasure working with Emily! I have nothing but good things to say about both quality of work and communication. Will hire again!"

"Emily was fantastic to work with. On time and on target and did a couple of good revisions. I'll hire her in the future for additional projects. Pleasure to work with."

"Emily was extremely quick with her work, and turned around some amazing ideas to us. She's funny, witty and a great writer!"

- Upwork Clients


And This Is My Headshot

It's my face.


Some Potentially Handy Files

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Writing Resume

I make good words.

Performing Resume

I give much face.

Writing Portfolio

Now with more words!


Here's A Few Other Links (Work Edition)

Website left you begging for more Emily? Here's some more stuff you can watch and read.


The 10 Best French Movies On Netflix Right Now

One of 6 blog posts I wrote for Busuu's language blog.

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Rex MD (30 Second Spot)

One of several ads I worked on with Bacon and Eggs Media for an online erectile dysfunction med company. This one's all me, top to bottom.

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Financial Advisors: How To Reimagine Retirement Strategies For The Boomer Generation

One of several videos I worked on with RYOT Studios targeting Financial Advisors.

Underwater Dive

What If Megalodon Sharks Were Still Alive?

I wrote this video (and a few others for Question King) to answer one of life's most important questions.

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You Could Buy This Mug I Wrote

Via Funny or Die's Pitch app.

Modern Technology

How To Organize Your iPhone And Save Storage Space

I wrote a series of humorous and informative blog posts about Apple products for Here's one.


Here's A Few Other Other Links (Creative)

You've got a hankering and the only fix is watching my original musicals?


Behold! My YouTube Channel

As well as cooking and talking on Epicurious' channel, I also sporadically make original videos on my own channel.

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Here's My Ancient Acting Reel

Such as it is.


This Is Where You Can Watch A Little Of My Stand-Up

5 minutes of funny words. Seen here at Salon at Pier A Harbor House in NYC.

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The Witchcast Podcast

My good bud Kate and I are comedians exploring the modern world of witchcraft by talking to experts, if that appeals to you.

Pro Headphones

The Secret Service Song

I sing a funny original song to you.


Curling! The Musical

Probably the world's only musical about the sport of curling. Written and directed by me.

Fern Plant

"Hold on, I gotta get my Gritty costume on for this."

- Someone in Philadelphia


Make Contact


New York, NY

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