Benari Poulten is a writer and a stand-up comedian in New York City. He has an MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, making him a Master of the Fine Arts. And he's a Sergeant First Class in the US Army Reserve, who recently returned from Baghdad. For reals. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are his own and in NO WAY represent the views of the United States, the U.S. military, DoD, or any official organization. That much should already be obvious, though.