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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 IFC, Verizon, Hallmark, Hasbro, Busch beer, Funny or Die, BustedTees, and Nuts.com’s roast of nuts, among others. But she's best known as a home cook and Level 1 chef 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 the Witchcast Podcast (available on all fine podcast platforms) with her BFF Kate Moran and sporadically makes her own YouTube videos. 

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Alexa, play me the sound only cool teens can hear.



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, check out my work website!

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

"Pluto Is Missing!" at The PIT

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"A Noise"
"A Noise"

"A Noise" at Playwrights' Loft

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Creative Writing

I write plays, musicals, screenplays, TV pilots, sketch comedy, and just about anything else I can get my sticky fingers on. I recently sold a screenplay (stay tuned for my made-for-TV rom coms!) and previously wrote a romance novel for a small publisher, among other projects.


Being Myself

Here's a video of me on the Epicurious YouTube channel as a home cook doing my best.

Looking for someone funny to be themselves on camera? Maybe I'm your gal! I host! I sing! I took a little tap in college for some reason! 

Just want to see all the cooking videos I'm in? I have a YouTube playlist to make that easy.


"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


Now, A Few Links

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

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Beginner’s Guide to the Japanese Alphabet

I have been a contributing writer for Busuu for several years, including writing this top-ranking guide to learning the three Japanese writing systems.

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Let's Get Old Together (Ad Campaign)

I wrote this Addy-award winning spot for Laura Geller and Bacon & Eggs Media.

Image by Viva Luna Studios

The Witchcast Podcast

Say "hex yeah" to this podcast I co-host with my friend and fellow comedian Kate Moran exploring the wide world of modern witchcraft. Live, cackle, love.

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Dermala's Modern Acne Solution (Ad Campaign)

I created the concept and co-wrote the script for this viral video ad campaign for Dermala skincare and Bacon & Eggs Media.

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You're Allowed To Buy This Mug I Wrote

I have one and it brings me joy. Created via Funny or Die's Pitch app (R.I.P.).


My YouTube Channel

You can watch my original musical, "Curling! The Musical", or view more recent cooking and interview content.

Fern Plant

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

- Someone, somewhere in Philadelphia


Make Contact


New York, NY

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