Bess Kalb is a writer for TV and magazines and her mother's approval.


Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live.  She also writes for The New Yorker's "Daily Shouts." She wrote for the Emmys in 2012 and 2016 and for the Oscars in 2017. She contributed jokes for Hillary Clinton's Al Smith Dinner speech, costing her the election. Then she was the winner on her disgusting episode of the Comedy Central game show "@Midnight," which was cancelled very shortly after her appearance.