Jason Marcus is a writer and comedian born and raised in Boston. At the age of nineteen, he started performing standup, and after a few years – and some lucky breaks – became a full time working comic, touring internationally. He won Catch a Rising Star’s “Catch A New Rising Star” Competition, The Detroit International Comedy Festival, and placed second in Budd Friedman & Adam Sandler’s “Funny People” Contest in Las Vegas.

To improve his act, he moved to New York City, where he studied sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and fell in love with comedy writing. A year later, he was selected to participate in the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, where he received training in short-form comedy from some of the most prolific writers in Late Night.

His writing shines a spotlight on the most underrepresented faces in television by focusing on the issues all minorities experience with a relatable authenticity that champions the people he sees within his household and community.

He was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Native American TV Writers Lab, which is sponsored by NBCUniversal, Netflix, CBS Entertainment Diversity, Turner, and HBO.

In 2017, he worked as a staff writer at mitú, a digital media company catering to Latino millennial audiences, and he’s contributed editorial pieces to Condé Nast as well as Hearst magazines since 2014.

Jason’s writing has won the “Silver Award” in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest and a “Spotlight Award” for “Best Dialogue” in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.

He’s also a Libra and an above-average bowler, living in Los Angeles with his wife and their adopted pug, Macho Man.

 


 

 

 

Jason Marcus

Writer / Standup

Writing

The Native American TV Writers Lab

Staff Writer at mitú 2017

Freelance Writer for Hearst & Condé Nast since 2014

NBC Late Night Writers Workshop

Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, Silver Prize Winner (TV – Existing Series)

Fresh Voices Spotlight Award for “Best Dialogue”

Standup

1st Place Winner of The Detroit International Comedy Festival

1st Place Winner of Catch a Rising Star’s “Catch a New Rising Star” Competition

2nd Place in Budd Friedman’s iJoke.com “Funny PeopleContest in Las Vegas, NV

Founding member of the Rooftop Comedy sponsored Quarter Life Crisis Tour

Comedy Festivals

The Detroit International Comedy Festival (Royal Oak, MI)

The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta, GA)

The Laugh Your Asheville Off! Comedy Festival (Asheville, NC)

The Boston International Comedy Festival (Boston, MA)

The New York Comedy Expo (New York, NY)

The Las Vegas Comedy Festival (Las Vegas, NV)

Live Comedy Show Producer

(Various Series, Nationally Touring & Specialty Shows)

“Lyrics and Laughs” (2007-2009)

“The Quarter Life Crisis Tour” (2010-2011)

Carpool Diem” (2016 – Ongoing)

Recipe: A Comedy Game Show (2014-2016)

Training

NBC Late Night Writers Workshop

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre