Alum Matt Saincome on Turning Punk Into Comedy, Developing TV Show

Friday, February 23, 2018
BILLBOARD -- Dolphin sex is what led Matt Saincome to launch his satirical punk culture media enterprise The Hard Times — reporting on it, not engaging in it. In 2013, Saincome was a recent Journalism graduate from San Francisco State University working as a freelancer for SF Weekly, when his editor forwarded him a press release about a man who had written an autobiographical novel about an interspecies love affair with a dolphin. He wound up interviewing the man and published an article called, simply, “Meet the Man Who Had Sex with a Dolphin (and Wrote a Book About It),” which went viral thanks to both the outrageous subject matter and Saincome’s humorous tone. The story became the Weekly’s most-viewed post of the year.