Megan Amram is a TV writer and author of the comedy book Science...For Her! She currently writes for the upcoming NBC show The Good Place, and has previously written for Silicon Valley, Parks & Rec, Kroll Show, Childrens Hospital and The Oscars. Her short form comedy writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and countless sites or "URLs" on the internet.Read more
Megan Amram AB ‘10
(Author & Comedy Writer, Silicon Valley, Parks & Rec, Science… For Her!)
By D. Dona Le
Most classical musicians start taking lessons in early childhood. Olympic-level athletes often begin training as soon as they’ve learned to walk.
But contrary to what her meteoric career as a comedy writer would suggest, Megan Amram ‘10 didn’t sprout from her mother’s forehead, fully formed and armed with the mighty pen. In fact, Amram wasn’t even funny as a child, describing herself instead as a math and science nerd.
Her first foray into comedy writing happened shortly before college, when she took a comedy class offered at her high school. With the encouragement of her teacher, Amram considered a career in comedy writing as “something that maybe I could do” for the first time.
Maybe was quite the understatement. Five years after high school—about five months after Amram arrived in Los Angeles after graduating from Harvard—she landed her first writing job… for The Academy Awards.Read more