Steve Hely

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Steve Hely is an American writer.

Hely has written for the television shows Late Show with David Letterman (receiving an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Comedy Show), Last Call with Carson Daly, where he also served as an associate producer, American Dad, 30 Rock, and The Office.[1][2]

Hely has also authored or co-authored two books. The Ridiculous Race, written with Vali Chandrasekaran and published in 2008 by Macmillan, chronicled a real-life race around the world between Hely and Chandrasekaran. Each set off from Los Angeles in opposite directions, with only one rule: "No airplanes."[1] In 2009, Grove/Atlantic published Hely's debut novel, How I Became A Famous Novelist.[3] Hely subsequently won the 2010 Thurber Prize for American Humor for the novel.[4]

Hely attended the Roxbury Latin School and Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, Hely served two terms as president of the Harvard Lampoon.[1]

Television appearances[edit]

Hely has appeared onscreen in select episodes of 30 Rock and The Office. He appeared as a poster-collecting bachelor named Jerem in the 30 Rock episode "Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter". Additionally, he appeared as a flautist and shirtless bohemian in The Office episode "Gettysburg".


Hely along with his friend Vali Chandrasekaran wrote a book in 2008 about a race around the world that they did against each other. It consisted in 1 rule- no airplanes. The prize was an amazing story and a bottle of the most expensive scotch you could find in Los Angeles in 2007, from 1969


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