Desmond Devlin is an American comedy writer. His work has appeared in the pages of Mad magazine for a quarter-century, and he ranks as one of the magazine's four most frequent non-illustrating writers. He was nominated for a 2001 Harvey Award for Best Writer for his work at Mad.
Devlin's recurring features have included "Melvin and Jenkins' Guide to ____," "Badly-Needed Warning Labels for Rock Albums," "Chilling Thoughts," "Pop-Off Videos," "MadDeconstructs Talk Shows" and "Graphic Novel Review." He has also written over fifty TV and movie parodies for the magazine, including all eight of the Harry Potter films and Lord of the Rings film series.