Daniel Kurtzman


  • Political journalist turned satirist who has been widely cited as an expert on political humor by major media outlets
  • Author of two political humor books
  • Written articles for The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Funny Times


Daniel Kurtzman is a former contributor to ThoughtCo who published political humor compilations. A former Washington correspondent turned political satirist, he has written political commentaries and humor articles that have appeared in major publications, including The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Funny Times.

Dan is the author of dueling political humor books, "How to Win a Fight With a Conservative" and "How to Win a Fight with a Liberal." He has been widely cited as an expert on political humor by major media outlets around the country and appeared as a commentator on CNN and ABC Radio. 


Daniel Kurtzman received his B.A. in political science from the University of California, Davis.

Awards and Publications

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