John Aboud Biography

American writer and comedian

John Aboud III (born March 7, 1973) is an American writer and comedian. With Michael Colton, he was a regular commentator on Best Week Ever and other VH1 shows. From 2000 to 2003, the two founded Modern Humorist, a parody website based in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to the creation of Modern Humorist, Aboud worked as a freelance writer for magazines and Web sites. In 1996, he was among the first copywriters at Grey Advertising's online division.

In 2022, he and Colton signed a scripted television development deal with Lionsgate Television.

Early life and education

He graduated from Douglas S. Freeman High School in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Aboud graduated from Harvard University in 1995. He was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon and served as president in 1994.

Personal life

In May 2000 Aboud married Molly Bridget Confer, the deputy editor of Teen People Online.



    External links

    • Colton & Aboud homepage
    • Modern Humorist
    • John Aboud at IMDb
    • Interview in the Crimson
    • Interview in Gelf Magazine
    • Scene Missing Magazine Interviews John Aboud