About Me

i’m 27. 

i perform stand up comedy and am a freelance writer. bio at the bottom of the page. see my show schedule HERE.

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

vanity fair


blogger blog of note



vocalo.org’s the morning amp (2, 3)

the hairpin


i used to edit this: the humor section::splitsider

the rumpus

death and taxes



huffington post 1st feature

huffington post 2nd feature

AfterEllen feature & mention, 2

Bitch Magazine

link/mention on CNN.com

The Chicago Reader, 2, 3


Gapers Block

Time Out Chicago - 1, 2

Chicago Now

Chicago Red Eye - 1, 2, 3, 4

Black Girl Nerds podcast & website

Wrestling with Depression podcast

Broke Hipster - 1, 2

Wrestling with Depression podcast


My Daily Find

Rooftop Comedy

The L Stop

Chicago Reader

Portland Monthly Magazine

Portland Mercury

A Simple List by Sara Schaefer

BlogTalk Radio - Toyota RAV4 Fresh Perspective Radio

Quip Magazine

Chicago Magazine (Noon:Thirty was featured)

Defunct Personal Blogs:

I also made some really silly videos that got posted on some sites:
// The AtlanticGawker.tvVideogum // Gawker/Gawker TVVideogumHuffington Post ComedyBuzzFeedThe Daily WhatCollege HumorJezebel // Gawker TVHuffington Post ComedyVideogumCollege HumorThe Daily WhatTechnorati // VideogumPundit Kitchen

And those are all of the things about me.

beccavoneal AT gmail dot com
stand up clips.
Rebecca O’Neal is a Chicago based stand up comedian and writer/editor whose work can be read on/in Vanity Fair Magazine, Gawker.tv, Splitsider.com, The Rumpus, Death and Taxes Magazine, and more.  
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, headlining NERDGASM at The Drop Comedy Club in Southbend, Indiana, and many other showcases in and around Chicago. Rebecca is also one of the newest cast members of the 14th season of Chicago’s historic Lincoln Lodge and 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.
She 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 - and in a second feature for Huffington Post Chicago.
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.