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 comedy 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.


Keene State College, Keene, N.H.  B.A., English, 1999

San Diego State Univ. San Diego, Calif. M.A. English, 2000-2003,     did not complete

Internship: San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, Calif., 2003.


Producer, Mortified NYC

New York, N.Y. 2014- present

Edit performers’ adolescent and teenage journals to create stories

for the long-running and successful national stage show and podcast.

Assist with the promotion of the live show and podcast.

Freelance Writer

Brooklyn, N.Y. and New London, CT  — 2011-present

Contributed opinion columns to The Guardian

Contributed arts features and columns to The Day of New London

Produced a popular weekly Q&A feature for

Music writer for New Haven Arts Paper and Treble Magazine

Work has appeared in: San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Union-Tribune, American Songwriter and KQED Mindshift.

Wrote promotional material for 2013 Mystic Blues Festival in Connecticut.

Reporter and Columnist,  The Day of New London

New London, CT  — 2004-2011

Issues and topics covered include: state and municipal government;

Kelo v. New London Supreme Court case; Congressional, state and municipal elections; military base closures; natural disasters; police, fire and crime; transportation; secondary and higher education; high school and college athletics; fine art, music and theater;

Won first place awards for humor writing from the New England Press Association and  the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.   


Fluent in social media, video and blog platforms.

Familiar with content management, publishing and office software.

Familiar with Associated Press,

Chicago Manual of Style and MLA style.

Strong interpersonal and interviewing skills.

Past interviews include: Bill Maher,  Karen O, Tony Gwynn, Fmr. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Fmr. Sen. Joe Liebermann, Fmr. Sen. Christopher Dodd, as well as numerous public officials, community leaders and several persons on the street.

Strong public speaking ability with a background as a live radio guest and live storyteller.