Dan Dunn (writer)

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Dan Dunn (born July 14, 1968) is an American journalist and former host of the SiriusXM satellite radio program, "Dan Dunn's Happy Hour." [1] He writes a comedic wine and spirits column called “The Imbiber” for the website Food Republic.[2] He formerly penned "The Imbiber" for Playboy.[3] He was also a columnist for Wine Access[4] in Canada and a nightlife guide for Mutineer magazine.[5]

He worked as a staff writer for the Emmy-nominated TV show Talk Soup[6] and freelance joke writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update”, Dunn’s semi-fictional memoir called Nobody Likes a Quitter (and other reasons to avoid rehab) was critically acclaimed,[7] and was published in November 2007 by Perseus Books.[8] His second book, Living Loaded: Tales of sex, salvation and the pursuit of the never-ending happy hour was published by Random House/Crown in February 2011.[9] "Living Loaded" was developed into a scripted comedy series for Fox by Dunn and Rob McElhenney, creator of the FX series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.[10]

Dunn’s work appeared in numerous high-profile publications including GQ, USA Today, Maxim, the Los Angeles Times, LA Style, and Entertainment Weekly. His website is a globally popular destination for adult beverage enthusiasts.[11] Prior to being picked up by Playboy in 2009, Dunn’s “The Imbiber” column appeared weekly for several years in Metro International.

Dunn is a regular guest on the Playboy Radio Morning Show[12] on Sirius/XM satellite radio, The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis,[13] and hosts The Imbiber Show podcast for The New Normal Network.[14] He has made guest appearances on The Adam Carolla Show[15] and Conan.[16]

He grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and is a 1991 graduate of Temple University with a BA in journalism.

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  1. ^ http://www.siriusxm.com/siriusxmstarstoo
  2. ^ http://www.foodrepublic.com/search/apachesolr_search/dan%20dunn
  3. ^ Playboy magazine[dead link]
  4. ^ "''Wine Access'' magazine". Wineaccess.ca. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ http://www.mutineermagazine.com/blog/2011/05/mutineer-magazine-columnist-dan-dunn-on-conan-obrien/
  6. ^ Talk Soup
  7. ^ February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04). "Alumnus drinks on the job and gets paid". The Temple News. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ Strauss, Neil. "''Nobody Likes a Quitter (and other reasons to avoid rehab)''". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  9. ^ Dan Dunn. "Living Loaded by Dan Dunn". Randomhouse.ca. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "TCA: FX Renews 'Wilfred', 'Louie' & 'Sunny', Inks $50 Million Deal With 'Sunny' Creators". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  11. ^ "The Imbiber". TheImbiber.net. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  12. ^ Playboy Radio Morning Show
  13. ^ ""The Tasting Room" with Tom Leykis". Tastingwithtom.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  14. ^ "The Imbiber Show with Dan Dunn". Feeds.feedburner.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  15. ^ http://www.adamcarolla.com/ACPBlog/2011/03/27/dan-dunn/
  16. ^ "Dan Dunn Mixology Demo 05/04/11 - Video @". Teamcoco.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26.