John Aboud III (born March 7, 1973) is an American writer and comedian. With Michael Colton, he is a regular commentator on Best Week Ever and other VH1 shows. From 2000 to 2003, the two ran Modern Humorist, an entertainment company based in Brooklyn, NY best known for its online magazine. Prior to the creation of Modern Humorist, Aboud worked as a freelance writer for magazines and Web sites. In 1996, he was among the first copywriters at Grey Advertising‘s online division.
He graduated from Douglas S. Freeman High School in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Aboud graduated from Harvard University in 1995. He was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon and served as president in 1994.