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ABOUT

"Have you seen Keli Dailey's web show News Hangover? It's hilarious, AND it has some smart points to make about workplace dynamics for women."

- Take the Lead on Facebook

Keli teaches news satire at Saint Mary's College of California. She also shares tragic-comic stories as an essayist and performer for outlets like the Lenny Letter and the Moth.

After years of being a serious journalist, Keli found comedy. She's the creator of Surviving San Francisco, a series of reported-comedy live shows examining life in America's most expensive city, as well as News Hangover, a comedy-news webseries for young women.

Her satire efforts have been recognized by Poynter, Huffington Post, the Austin Chronicle, women’s blogs and comedy sites like Whohaha. Keli has appeared at South by Southwest -- she was featured on panels about the power of comedy in 2019, 2018 and 2017. At South by Southwest 2016 she gave a solo talk called "Comedy is the New Journalism."

Keli sits on the advisory board of Pilot Media Initiatives, a social enterprise committed to enhancing democracy through political satire—see their Nigerian TV show “The Other News.”

Keli was a 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she developed a small news-agency prototype. Some notable stops on Keli’s straight-news path include the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the TIME Asia bureau, and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She is grounded in the entertainment beat, social justice and political issues, plus Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Keli's first work blending comedy with news reporting explored Chris Rock’s advice to avoid streets named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – see that here.