Humorist, activist, writer, and professor, Julianna Forlano, is the host of The Julianna Forlano Show on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City and The Progressive Voices Radio Network. She is also the host and creator of the award winning syndicated political news parody Absurdity Today which can be found on DirectTV and Dish Network’s FSTV, The Young Turks Online Network and other outlets. (Archives:www.AbsurdityToday.com).
Ms. Forlano also produces The Laughing Liberally Lab, a live political humor showcase in New York City, and has appeared at Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Ball, the Friar’s Club in NY, on The Daily Show and Friends Show, at the Democratic National Convention, several Netroots Nation Conferences, and other venues nationwide.
Ms. Forlano is a popular guest commentator and appears regularly on TV and radio programs including Huffpost Live, The Randi Rhodes Show, Progressive Voices Radio, Current TV’s Viewpoint with John Fugelsang, The Jimmy Dore Show, TYT Network’s The Point, RT and more.
She is a contributing writer for CrooksandLiars.com, The Huffington Post, MichealMoore.com and other outlets. Her writing can also be found in the Chicago Sun Times, in the book Letters to President Obama and in a forthcoming book on humor and elections.
Ms. Forlano teaches Media Ethics, Broadcast Journalism, Writing for Broadcast and New Media and Comedic Scriptwriting in the Department of Television and Radio at Brooklyn College.
A licensed psychotherapist, Ms. Forlano has served as a behavioral psychotherapist and an empowerment life coach for over 10 years. She has established serenity and empowerment support groups in Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. She currently lives in New York City.