Joanne Lee is a comedy writer whose pilot, Unplanned, finished in the top ten of the 2017 Final Draft Big Break contest. She studied improvisation and sketch writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and performed stand up in New York City. She is repped by APA.
"I believe ideas are living energies and they come to you. If you don't foster them and you don't commit to them, they'll go to somebody else. I do think it's a magical thing from the other side that you're trying to bring to life."
• "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert
• Fleabag on Amazon Prime
Nihar Patel has been a writer/producer on comedy variety shows and pilots for ABC, AMC, Nickelodeon, Current, and created scripted series’ for YouTube Channels Awesomeness TV, Rhett & Link, and yomyomf. He has written humor pieces for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Splitsider, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vice.com, and had a feature film script optioned in 2010. He has also worked as a director of TV sketch and field comedy, most recently for TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
He began his career working as a producer/reporter for NPR. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he spent most of his time working at his parents’ video store.
“This is something now that I’ve been able to look at over maybe 15 years of writing... I feel like if [the piece] was ultimately driven a little bit by what I was feeling rather than what I was thinking, I tend to think I am investing more in it.”
• Nihar Patel on Twitter
• "Yes, I Have Seen Master of None" on McSweeney's