Stephen Chupaska is a humorist, essayist, journalist and performer, known for his amusing and touching observations on early 21st Century culture. Steve is a producer for Mortified, the popular live show and podcast and a columnist for Treble Magazine. He is available for freelance work for publications of all kinds. As a live storyteller, Steve performs regularly in bars and nightclubs around New York City.
Before moving on to humor writing and essays, Steve covered local and state politics for various publications affiliated with The Day newspaper in New London, Conn. His beats included public education as well as the suburban communities of East Lyme and Waterford, Conn. Steve also covered high school and Division I college sports.
From 2004 through 2006, Steve wrote several stories on the landmark property rights case Kelo v. City of New London and provided coverage the Supreme Court hearing and its aftermath.
Steve spent five years covering all aspects of the city of New London, a small town in Connecticut that has all the complexities and challenges of a large urban center. He wrote about the city government and schools, and provided the paper with extensive coverage of New London’s thriving art and music scene.
Steve broke into publications covering in Califorina, covering rock music for San Diego CityBeat. He wrote album reviews and interviewed artists such as Neil Finn (Crowded House), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) and Ron Sexsmith.
Steve is also a proud alumni of The Daily Aztec, the student newspaper at San Diego State.
Steve's work has also appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, KQED Mindshift, Connecticut College Magazine, Elan Magazine, Treble Magazine and American Songwriter.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York