i perform stand up comedy and am a freelance writer.
i (used to) work in the urban entertainment industry: marketing, pr, & promo for rappers, clothing lines, events. if you’re here about that, i am truly sorry.
of note (bylines and press):
gawker.tv - 1,2,3,4
blogger blog of note
vocalo.org’s the morning amp (2, 3)
i used to edit this: the humor section::splitsider
death and taxes
huffington post 1st feature
huffington post 2nd feature
AfterEllen feature & mention
link/mention on CNN.com
The Chicago Reader
Time Out Chicago - 1, 2,
Chicago Red Eye - 1, 2, 3
Black Girl Nerds podcast
Wrestling with Depression podcast
Broke Hipster - 1, 2
My Daily Find
Defunct Personal Blogs:
I also made some really silly videos that got posted on some sites:
// The Atlantic, Gawker.tv, Videogum
// Gawker/Gawker TV, Videogum, Huffington Post Comedy, BuzzFeed, The Daily What, College Humor, Jezebel
// Gawker TV, Huffington Post Comedy, Videogum, College Humor, The Daily What, Technorati
// Videogum, Pundit Kitchen
And those are all of the things about me.
becca dot v dot oneal AT gmail dot com
Rebecca O’Neal is a Chicago based writer/editor and stand up comedian whose work can be read on/in Vanity Fair Magazine, Gawker.tv, Splitsider.com, The Rumpus, Death and Taxes Magazine, and more. She is also a regular guest on Vocalo.org’s morning amp and has appeared as a guest comedy commentator or WBEZ’s Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia.
Since she began stand up comedy in early 2012, Rebecca has performed at Portland’s 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Chicago Underground Comedy, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival 2012 and headlined 2013, Queer Comedy at Zanies, The Comedy Shrine, The Laugh Factory, Zanies Rosemont, The Wasted Plains Rock and Roll Revival, The Ohio Lesbian Festival, Entertaining Julia, NPR’s Brian Babylon’s Bronzeville Comedy Show, Jokes and Notes, The Lincoln Lodge, Navy Pier’s Beer Garden, and many other showcases around the city.
She also performed in a video for Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 and currently produces a monthly free, BYOB comedy showcase in Chicago called Congrats on Your Success (for which she does the promotion and public relations) that has been featured in/on WBEZ/NPR, The Huffington Post, Vocalo.org, The Chicago Reader, The Red Eye’s Eat Drink Do column, Time Out Chicago, Gapers Block, Chicagoist, LoganSquarist, Chicago Now, ChooseChicago.com, AfterEllen.com and many local blogs and websites. She was also listed as one of the Huffington Post’s 18 Funny Women To Follow on Twitter alongside Mindy Kaling.
Rebecca is one of the newest cast members at Chicago’s historic Lincoln Lodge for it’s 14th season.
Rebecca O’Neal is a hilariously cerebral and confessional young comic whose urban upbringing on Chicago’s southside coupled with her expansive vocabulary and tendency toward introspection endear her to audiences of all backgrounds. By humorously mining her experiences, she makes the esoteric universal.