4. Onion alums work on most of your favorite comedy shows
When you turn to comedy shows for the news instead of Brain Williams’ lying ass, you have recent Onion alums to thank, as they’re writing for Last Week Tonight, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the upcoming Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Former editor Ben Karlin went on to become executive producer of The Daily Show and co-created The Colbert Report.
In the sitcom universe, Onion writers contribute to Community and Modern Family, while Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sweetheart Ellie Kemper penned some expectedly adorable headlines during her Onion tenure (“Grapes ‘Big Hit’ At Area Picnic”). One of the most famous alums, Aziz Ansari wasn’t a writer, but a business intern in the NYC office, where he was likely drawing up future plans for Rent-A-Swag.