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Emily Levine was an American humorist, writer and public speaker who lectured on science and the human condition.


Early lifeEdit

Emily Levine was born in Nashville, and brought up in Connecticut and Brooklyn. After graduating from Harvard, Levine's first job was dubbing spaghetti westerns in Rome. On returning to Brooklyn she taught autistic children and joined an improvisational comedy group called The New York City Stickball Team.[1][2]

In the '80s, Levine became a television writer/producer, working on shows such as Designing Women, Love and War and Dangerous Minds.[1]

Levine was a radio commentator for WNYC in New York. She also has created two one-woman shows: It's Not You, It's the Universe: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too and Lose Weight and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Free Market.[1]

She wrote a humorous blog for the Huffington Post.

She died at her home in Berkeley, California on February 3, 2019.[3]



  • "Emily Levine: Philosopher-comic". TED Ideas Worth Spreading. April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  • "Emily Levine". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-04-09.

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