Desmond Devlin is an American comedy writer. His work has appeared in the pages of Mad magazine since 1984, and with more than 400 bylined articles, he ranks as one of the magazine's four most frequent non-illustrating writers.
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 all six installments of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit film series.
He was nominated for a 2001 Harvey Award for Best Writer for his work at Mad.