March 29th, 2013

This Splitsider article about the time David Letterman had 13 cameras in his studio came out pretty good, and, if nothing else, it reminded me to watch this clip on YouTube, which is the best:

January 11th, 2013

I wrote an article about Johnny Carson’s final episodes on The Tonight Show. It came out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. Why, there’s even a few clips. Click here and then read it, please.

January 4th, 2013

Be like Albert Brooks and read this article I wrote about his early short films.

October 2nd, 2012
November 16th, 2009

Blogging Elsewhere (

scarletletterI will (and kind of have been) continue updating as I do this, but I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know that I am currently blogging over at’s blog.

It’s a much different style than what you’ll find here, but basically I’m doing summaries of classic literature with my dumb jokes and commentary for tweens thrown in. So, it’s like regular Sparknotes except with references to Gossip Girls, teen angst and puns.

I just completed a full summary of “The Scarlet Letter” and am now beginning to make fun of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” ‘Bout time somebody took that lady down a peg, right?

You can check them all out here.

November 8th, 2009

I Make Posters.

Some nice folks at the UCB Theatre in NY have asked me to make some posters for their shows. I done did these for them. (Please email me, if you’d like a poster as well. My rates are surprisingly reasonable because I don’t do this professionally.)







June 26th, 2009

Dad Who is a Ghost

These two sketches I wrote appeared in GORILLA GORILLA’s show. They are easily two of my favorite things I’ve written.

Dad Who is a Ghost Part One:

Dad Who is a Ghost Part Two

They star Davram Steifler as the dad, Timothy Dunn as Stevie and Jennifer Bartels as the girlfriend.

Don’t miss the next hilarious show, July 6th at the UCB Theatre. Reservations can be made here.

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Ramsey Ess is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn. He is a freelancer for late night television, writer of a weekly column about old TV for Splitsider, a podcaster, and improviser. He is also the writer/star of the webseries "Ramsey Has a Time Machine."

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