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 received a WGA Award in 2016. She wrote for Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016 and for the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018. She contributed jokes for Hillary Clinton's Al Smith Dinner speech, costing her the election.