NIU alumni speak to students about about comedy writing career

By Kevin Bartelt

Two NIU alumni, Damon Royster and Matt Solomon, spoke to students about their careers as comedic writers Sept. 27 in the Campus Life Building.

Royster took writing classes at Second City in Chicago and was a writer for the production Udderball, which showed for four weeks. He is also currently taking improvisation classes at Improv Olympic in Wrigleyville to expand his knowledge as a writer.

Solomon spoke about his experience as a writer for The Onion. He also talked about his new book, which came out last week, called Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead., which is about being trapped on he Titanic with zombies.

Royster and Solomon informed students how to become successful in a both competitive and enjoyable career.