Sam Corbin is a Brooklyn-based writer, comedian, and performer. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vulture, Reductress, and Brokelyn. She performs in various comedy shows around New York City and co-hosts Quitters, a monthly show at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg.

Sam is also Canadian — i.e. marriage material — and currently works at BuzzFeed as their Canadian Specialist, writing articles and directing videos for Canadian brands. (Sounds fake, I know— it’s tru, deau.)

Finally, Sam competes once a month at the Punderdome, a pun competition invented by comedian Jo Firestone. Unfortunately as a result, she is now 18-time champion “Homestar Punner,” and gets paid to make pun videos, which have appeared on InStyle, The New Yorker, BUST, and The Huffington Post.

Get at her: @ahoysamantha.


  • "A terrific writer... brings quirky and original subject matter to the page with brio and writerly panache...original, fresh and humorous in a contemporary way that's hip without being *too* hip" - Barbara Kay, The National Post

  • "The only comedian whose presence is soothing” - Jo Firestone, Dr. Gameshow

  • “So cool” - Barry Corbin, father