Simon Born studied Film and Theater Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. As film critic, he wrote many articles on film and TV culture for NEGATIV, epd film and the bpb. He currently is working at BBC Studios Germany. His research fields include the history and theory of comedy, contemporary film music, narrative structures of TV series, transmedial storytelling and comic studies. His first book on the Marx Brothers and the commedia dell'arte was published 2019.