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 writes for The New Yorker's "Daily Shouts" and has written for other magazines and websites including GQGrantland,  Wired, and The New Republic. 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.