|Born||June 15, 1977|
|Occupation||satirist, humorist, webmaster, managing editor|
Jay Pinkerton (born June 15, 1977) is a Canadian humorist known for co-writing, with Erik Wolpaw, the story of Valve Software's video game Portal 2. A former editor of both Cracked.com and Cracked magazine, PlayStation World magazine referred to him as a "one-man gag machine". Prior to joining Cracked, Pinkerton served as the managing editor of NationalLampoon.com, the website of the national comedy and film brand.
Jay Pinkerton initially registered his website, Jaypinkerton.com, to be a portfolio of his comedy and artwork. Afterwards, Pinkerton joined the forums of the Internet humor website "Pointless Waste of Time" (PWOT), and took the attention of the site's owner, David Wong, with whom Pinkerton worked on a now-defunct satirical news commentary, the "News Skim", and other comedy articles. It was around this time that he first published his redone Spider-Man comics, spawning an Internet phenomenon.
In addition to Cracked, Pinkerton’s work has also appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Modern Humorist, CollegeHumor.com and numerous other sites. He has also had his humor writing published in print, including in Jest Magazine, McSweeney’s Best Non-Required Reading 2003, National Lampoon’s Big Book of Love, The CollegeHumor Guide to College and Golden Words.
- Braga, Matt (Apr 19, 2011). "Q&A with Portal 2 writers Erik Wolpaw and Jay Pinkerton". National Post.
- PSW Staff (March 13, 2008). "This is Vegas Gameplay Preview". Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- JayPinkerton.com, personal website
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