Ask About Me

Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer currently based in Los Angeles.

While majoring in broadcast journalism at Howard University he took on a number of internships spanning difference facets of the media — including stints at Radio One, C-SPAN, the now-defunct Blender magazine, and MTV News Online. And shortly before graduating college Michael also took part in a comedy writing program founded by Chris Rock and sponsored by Comedy Central.

As a freelance writer he has contributed to outlets Slate’s The Root, AOL News,, The Atlantic, NBC News’ theGrio, Salon, TV One Online,,, VIBE,, The Shadow League, XXL, Comedy Central Online, MSN’s Wonder Wall, among others.

Originally intended to solely serve as just another means of honing his craft, The Cynical Ones has morphed into a site where instead of seven people encouraging him to continue writing, at least twenty times that number do. Zoom, watch him go.

When he’s not writing, he’s jiggin’ and hoping any potential editors, lit agents, or even showrunners reading this have no idea what that means.  That is, unless they jig, too.

Michael’s long-term goals include writing really, really, funny and smart books, and then doing the same stuff for television and film. And for magazines, Web sites, or well…whoever wants to pay him. Yes, he thinks he’s funny. You should, too. Please.

Since Michael is getting tired of writing about himself in third person feel free to contact me I mean him at

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