Conor Lastowka has worked as a writer for RiffTrax.com, the web incarnation of Mystery Science Theater 3000, since 2006. In addition to writing jokes about modern blockbusters, old b-movies, and comically outdated educational shorts, he has been a writer-producer on several RiffTrax Live events broadcast nationwide, and performs as the voice of DisembAudio on RiffTrax MP3s.

He is also one of the editors of the blog [Citation Needed], which collects the best of Wikipedia’s worst writing. He has co-authored two volumes of [Citation Needed] books riffing on hilariously bad Wikipedia writing, and produced and written a season of podcasts expanding some of the all-time worst Wikipedia entries into skits.

He recently published his first novel, Gone Whalin’.

He lives in San Diego with his wife Lauren.


Gone Whalin’

[Citation Needed]: The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing

[Citation Needed] 2: The Needening: More of The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing

A Christmas Boner

Other Writing:

Seventy years of minutes from the Lik-M-Aid Corporation’s annual board meeting

Behind the Scenes at the Photo Shoot for the Classic Pink Floyd “Back Catalogue” Dorm Room Poster

Tension Mounts Between Willy & The Poor Boys

FAQ for The Munchkin Who Hung Himself On the Set of The Wizard of Oz

2011 Man of The Year: Karl Welzein

Big Win For The Nats Tonight

The Most Awesome State Quarter Tournament

How (and Why) I Made Up the Origin of the High Five

Dick Hallorann: Worst Rescuer Ever

Tom Waits’ Neighbor Listens to “Mule Variations” for the First Time

Calvin Peeing Decals: Genesis

Tracking Down A Freelancer

11 Most Inspiring Things Ever Published On Wikipedia

Top 6 Things That Snoopy Pretends To Be


Game 6 of the 1986 World Series re-enacted in RBI Baseball 

Ken Burns Babyfur

Every time Wu-Tang says “Wu-Tang”

Marty Hart from True Detective watches the Star Wars Holiday Special

Sixth Sense Chihuahua

“I Am a Craft Brewer” parody

National High Five Day Music Video

Heckler ruins Terence Mann’s Field of Dreams speech

AC/DC Tribute Band Auditions A New Drummer

Talkin’ RiffTrax: The Avengers

Talking Rifftrax: Ghosthouse

The Rifftrax Crew v. Setting Up A Room


[Citation Needed] Podcast (iTunes link)


Mashable – Hit Tumblr Mocks Wikipedia’s Most Ridiculous Claims

Wall Street Journal – Red Sox Redux

Yahoo Sports – Re-creating a Classic





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