John Purcell is a comedy writer who lives in Queens, NY. He is from Ireland.

John is the creator of the web series Business Work and an interactive writer for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He was previously a contributing writer for the Onion News Network and his writing has been featured in McSweeney's Internet Tendency

As a member of improv/sketch group, Greasy Lake, John co-wrote and starred in the comedic play, Key to the City, which ran for five months at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY.