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Jennifer Dziura is a Manhattan-based comedian, comedy producer, and writer. She's been known to blog like the dickens and to knock out a short story here and there when she's had enough espresso.
Once a newspaper columnist for the Virginian Pilot, Jennifer wrote over 150 columns and lead features stories, for which she won a National Society of Newspaper Columnists award in humor writing.
Jennifer started an internet marketing firm in 1998, which she ran for five years. In 1999, her company created a 3-D animated commercial for internet startup Movieshares.com that was shown at Movieshares' booth at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2001, Jennifer founded an annual internet marketing conference in Norfolk, VA.
After moving to New York in 2003, Jennifer worked as the Director of Marketing of TheSquare.com, where she organized networking mixers across the country.
Jennifer holds a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College. She has since parlayed her educational adventures into the one-woman comedy show "What Philosophy Majors Do After College," in which she does her "History of Western Philosophy in Fifteen Minutes," and then comedically discusses the sundry professions she's held since: dotcom entrepreneur, art model, SAT instructor, body double, spelling bee impresario, egg donor to a gay man, and, finally, grammar-obsessed comedian.
Jennifer produces the biweekly "Monday Evening Stand-Up" at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg. She has performed at colleges including
Some years ago, for about six months, Jennifer made a few bucks modeling. She was selected for the national Faces of Change 2005 calendar, which then went bankrupt and was never printed. She has been signed with the V-Models Agency and has done fashion shows for Jillian Sherry and The Girdle Factory (both now defunct). Although she looks tall in photos, she isn't especially.
A few astute "fans" have noted that Jennifer looks like Pee-Wee Herman in drag.
Jennifer has been a guest speaker at Old Dominion University in Norfolk and St. John's University in Staten Island on internet marketing and branding topics. Her work in the field of internet marketing metrics is currently used in a graduate-level course reader at California Polytechnic University.
She also works as a teacher and tutor of the SAT, GMAT, and other standardized tests. She is a member of Mensa, and has a perfect SAT score.
In 2005, Jennifer donated her eggs to a gay man for $8,000. She was featured in 2007 in an AP story about egg donation which led to many other interviews. Her eggs are still on the market, but they're expensive.
Long ago, Jennifer was the state debate champion of Virginia (twice!)
She is most proud of being the first person in her family to attend college, and of moving to New York on her own with $400 cash, and figuring things out from there despite numerous indignities.
She blogs daily.
Recent News: Jennifer has a humorous short story coming out in "Sex and Candy," an anthology to be published by Pretty Things Press, and a piece in the humor issue of Monkeybicycle. She appears on Time Out's on Demand Cable (New York channel 1112) under "About Town/Pete's Candy Store" in a segment about the spelling bee.
Current projects include writing a book and continuing to tour to places where people won't heckle her.
Jennifer's last name is pronounced "Di-ZUR-a". She enjoys feeding ducks and remaining as caffeinated as possible.