Donny, What Have You’ve Done?!

10259755_10205119631140561_2519723345293647424_n is: Professional reviews, ad copy, and pop culture prose (when he finds the time). Confessional blog posts and comedic candor (when he finds the time). And A Hot Mess-ional hodgepodge of satire and the funny (when he…you know).

Donny Rodriguez is a freelance writer in Chicago (by way of Austin, TX) with a background in comedy and dyslexia.  He dabbles in screenplays, sketches, and TV script writing.   He’s performed on national television, and has created podcasts, web series, and short films with the group Wood Sugars.

Twitter: @DonnyRad

Press, Television and Recognition:

“Thank You. Right on, Honest & ME!”-LeAnn Rimes on Donny’s review

“Awesome Review”-Perez Hilton on Donny’s coverage of “One Night In Austin”

“My Fav Review Yet!”-Rachael Yamagata 

WGN Morning News TV – Play-by-play for sumo wrestling

WGN Morning News TV- Play-by-play for a turtle race

Writer of Judges & Audience Award of the BEST MICRO-SHORT at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival.

Time Out Chicago

Accidently Sexy

SB Nation

Bleacher Report

Select Writings: 

Arts & Culture

Culture Vulture – (Chicago Reader)

17 Pics Of Festival Revelers That Just Can’t Even – (Everfest)

The Best Nickel Creek Concert Review Ever – (Texas Rock Report)

Fashion X Austin: MEN – (Timbre Austin)

2015’s Top Summer Comedy Festivals – (Everfest)

It’s Okay To Give a $#*+ About Your Podcast – (Comedy of Chicago)

Sketch Comedy Review: Octavarius; The Hunger Games vs Twilight – (Gapers Block)

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: Weird Inventions – (Print)

QUIZ:DJ or Tech Company – (Everfest)

Alice Cooper Casts a Spell on ACL Live – (

NSFW-ish Satirical Comedy Piece – (HAHAJK!)


Chicagoan Confession: This Is My First Rodeo -(Professional Bull Riders review for Gapers Block)

Treasure The Bulls’ Throwaway Season – (Chicago Bulls coverage for Gapers Block)

Sky’s Stars Starting To Align – (Chicago Sky – WNBA – coverage for Gapers Block)

Comparing Bulls Players to Chicago Neighborhoods – (Gapers Block)

Select Sketch Comedy Videos, Short Films, and Web Series With Wood Sugars:

The Passive Aggressive Panic Attack (NSFW Sketch)

Commercial Black (NSFW Sketch)

CLLAW-Chicago League of Lady’s Arm’s Wrestling (NSFW Web Series)

DubStep Father (NSFW Sketch)

BULLShittin’ (NSFW Chicago Bulls Web Series)



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