Jenn Knott is a comedy writer based in Bavaria, Germany.
She’s written for McSweeney’s, The American Bystander, Slackjaw, The Belladonna, and Points in Case among others, and has been a regular contributor to the German parenting site Hallo:Eltern. In 2019, she was a semi-finalist in the inaugural Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge with this piece!
Jenn’s gone from working as a gas station cashier to a Hollywood assistant to an independent writer of film and television for the German market. In 2014 she won the inaugural “Television From Thuringia” children’s media grant contest for her pilot script “Two Wild Little Witches” (“Zwei wilde kleine Hexen”), based on the children’s book by Cornelia Funke. She’s an alumnus of The Second City satirical writing program and now focuses her creativity on short humor, personal essays, and drafting dark middle grade children’s fiction.
When she’s not creating writing, Jenn enjoys traveling to countries with lax safety standards, singing karaoke in dive bars, and vacuuming up mosquitoes who threaten to eat her children.