Writer Joel Warner has exposed dirty cops and tackled city hall corruption with the best of them, but he prefers more colorful and esoteric topics, like traveling around the world with humor researcher Peter McGraw—an adventure that led to the book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.
Warner, an award-winning former staff writer for Westword, Denver’s alternative newsweekly, has also written for Wired, Slate, Popular Science, Bloomberg Businessweek, Grantland, The Boston Globe, and other publications. His work has been honored by the likes of the James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ AltWeekly Awards. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife Emily and their children Gabriel and Charlotte. Visit him at joelwarner.com and on Twitter (@joelmwarner).