John Aboud '95 and Michael Colton '97
Soon after graduating, John Aboud ’95 and Michael Colton ’97 (FM’s original Gossip Guy) formed modernhumorist.com, a well-known website for
Soon after graduating, John Aboud ’95 and Michael Colton ’97 (FM’s original Gossip Guy) formed modernhumorist.com, a well-known website for purveying inventive comedy that rarely fails to offend someone. The success of the site has made recent expansion into other media possible. First there were three books: My First Presidentiary: A Scrapbook by George W. Bush, Rough Draft: Pop Culture the Way It Almost Was, and One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever. Following their literary success, the pair has moved into film, cutting deals to write a sports spoof called The Comebacks and to rewrite Gen CCX, a teen gladiator period comedy. They’ve also recently sold a half-hour comedy pilot to NBC based on Colton’s experience as a reporter in Washington, D.C. Despite their success in the outside media world, FM’s interview with the duo proves that Harvard references—and rivalries—die hard.