EXPERIENCE

Branded Content Writer, Fans 1st Media

2016

  • Wrote branded, sketch comedy content for series of comic shorts for Cheeze-Its.

  • Worked with director to assist with casting.

Writer/Producer, Victrola! Podcast

2015 - 2016

  • Producer/show runner of monthly sketch comedy podcast.

  • Material for podcast is developed live using improv.

Writer/Director Humordy.com

2011-2015

  • Writer for Austin-based youtube channel. (Link)

  • Worked with writers room to develop content and as well as series pitches for Above Average Network..

  • Directed comedic shorts (not yet released).

Script Assistant, Kids in the Hall

April, 2014

  • Worked with legendary sketch comedy group to refine material for their 2014 tour.

  • Tracked and maintained changes to scripts, settled a couple of arguments.

Writer/Script Supervisor, “Dark Rye” (Pivot)

Fall, 2013

  • Wrote 20 half hour episodes documentary television, currently airing on the Pivot Network.

  • Worked with producers and directors to refine and adjust scripts based on network notes.

  • Worked with actors and director on set to update scripts to suit location and shoot schedule.

Comedy Writer, Whole Foods Market

2009 - 2014

  • Written and performed 15 comedic shorts (for internal use) for Whole Foods Market

  • Written and performed several “viral” videos for Whole Foods Market. Video link. Video link.

Script Consultant, Stag Comedy! presents: Sensible Pantsuit

Spring, 2013    

  • Worked with writers and directors of Austin based, touring sketch comedy group Stag! as an outside eye to punch up and hone the script for their show, Sensible Pantsuit.

Improv and Sketch Comedy Teacher, ColdTowne Theater

2007-2014

  • Multiple-time Nominee for “Best Improv Teacher in Austin.”

  • Experience working and leading a student writer’s room and facilitating creative conversation.

Writer/Director/Performer, ColdTowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show

2009 - 2012

  • Wrote, Directed or Performed in several full length Mainstage Sketch shows.

  • Used improv and rehearsal process to develop and refine material for shows in the Second City tradition.

  • Managed a cast of six performers, integrating their ideas into each script.

Writer/Performer, Lovey and Lovey

2007-2009

  • Winner, “Best of Austin” 2009

  • Winner “Best of Fest” Frontera Fest, 2008

  • Used improv, rehearsal, to develop and refine sketch content.

Associate Editor/Staff Writer, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans

2004-2005

  • Interviewed local musicians and wrote a monthly column under tight deadlines for New Orleans's premier roots music magazine. (http://www.offbeat.com/author/michael-jastroch/)

  • Developed online content with a staff of freelance writers.

Editor/Staff Writer, Where Y'at Magazine, New Orleans

2000-2004

  • Interviewed artists and wrote regular features spotlighting pop culture in the crescent city.

  • Developed all content for the magazine with freelance writers, photographers and coordinated press with publicists.

EDUCATION

New York University – BA, History (1996 - 2000)