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, a performer on Harold Night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY, 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.