Emma Overton



Emma Overton is an Editor for satirical news website The Beaverton and a Canadian Screen Award-nominated TV writer (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Beaverton). She studied sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in New York and has worked on stand-up specials at the Just For Laughs Festival, VICELAND’s Fubar: Age of Computer and contributed to the best-selling “CANADALAND’s Guide to Canada”.  She has given talks and workshops on satire at the University of Toronto, McGill, Concordia, and student journalism conference NASH. She co-hosts celebrity gossip podcast “The Hot Goss Podgosst” on n.10.as radio and is a member of the sketch troupe “Emma Overton’s Nasty Boys” (Best Newcomers, Montreal Sketchfest 2018).

Email: emmacoverton@gmail.com

Twitter: @ecoverton



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Getting fired from Concordia third highest paying job in Montreal

Ottawa asking deceased veterans to confirm status every 3 years

7 women whose brazen sexuality we find unsettling

University writing course gives students skills they need to teach university writing course

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Montreal tourist unsure of Saint-Jean-Baptiste customs takes gamble on getting drunk

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 The Beaverton (TV show)

Reporter Outfit 

This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Locker Room Talk

Van Horne Variety (co-producer, writer and performer)

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AskMen.com (written between 2013 – 2015)

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Taco Bell Viral Marketing Campaign

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