Projects

Dynasty Typewriter
Proprietor.  A production company that is currently developing comedy projects for television and digital, producing live variety shows/tours, and consulting on comedy writing and talent projects.

Gatekeeper Podcast
Producer/Host.
  A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into comedy booking, including interviews with other bookers, industry peeps, creatives, and artists about the art of saying yes and no.

VanJam/Flamtasia Live!
Writer/Producer/Performer.  Live variety shows in LA and festivals, featuring a live soul/jazz music and special guests including Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Craig Robinson, Tig Notaro, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll, and more.

The Long Shot Podcast
Producer/Co-Host. A podcast about the valiant victories and extreme horrors of living life, along with Sean Conroy and Amber Kenny.  Part of the All Things Comedy Network. We have exciting guests on it like Patton Oswalt, Tim Meadows, Jen Kirkman, Paul F. Tompkins, Joe Wagner, and Jeanane Garafolo.

Past Projects

The Hollywood Improv (2011-2017)
Artistic Director/Booker.
  Booked all talent for 120+ shows per month in two rooms with national headliners and top local and emerging comedy acts.  Produced and developed original live comedy and variety shows to modernize, diversify and strengthen the club’s brand while building a community of comedians, musicians, and producers.  Establish and maintain industry relationships for club.  Designed and implemented development system to nurture and discover new talent.  Some of my work can be seen here.

Just For Laughs Festival (2016)
Television Set Vetter.  Worked with comedians to refine their sets for television on major US and Canadian networks such as Showtime, The CW, CBC, and The Comedy Network.  Collaborated with JFL producers to evaluate festival sets and determine lineups for TV tapings

The Independent Comedy Network (2007-2010)
VP of Content.  Wrote, directed, and produced multiple original web series.  Managed a full-time staff and several independent contractors and freelancers.  Developed a full online video distribution network.

The Westside Eclectic (now The Westside Comedy Theater) (2006-2010)
Artistic Director/General Manager.  
Managed the entire theater from its opening, including building a staff and operations manual, booking a full slate of comedy shows, and working with talent to create original content.  Built and marketed Westside’s improv school from the ground up to having over 500 students.  In 1 year became one of the top comedy theaters in LA, being named by Variety as a “top place to scout talent”

The New Expression (2002-2006)
Producer/Director.  A series of live multimedia comedy/music/art shows in San Francisco featuring fine artists, live bands and musicians, short films, and sketch comedy.