Bios

MARTY JOHNSON is a comedy writer/performer.   Her sketch duo’s last revue ran for 7 months at the UCB NY Theatre and was selected two years running for the Friars Club national Sketch Competition Showcase. They have appeared at festivals around the country, including the New York City Sketch Festival, Chicago Sketchfest, the Charleston Comedy Festival, San Fran Sketchfest and many others. Marty wrote and produced videos for FlackCheck.org in 2011 and 2012, where her writing garnered a 2012 Telly Award for Political Satire.  She was a writer/performer for the Boston sketch TV show Vanity Project, airing on WCVB, which was nominated for a 2012 New England Emmy Award.

Marty wrote a sitcom pilot for NBC Universal with comedian Mark Odlum and co-created and starred in two independent pilots, both which were selections of the New York Television Festival and one of which won Best Film in the NBC Comedy Short Cuts Film Festival. She’s performed for The Second City as an official sea comedian, and currently  teaches sketch writing for Improv Asylum and performs at Improv Boston. Marty has a background in television production with PBS and CBS.

LEAH GOTCSIK is a comedy writer, performer, and director in NYC. In addition to traveling the country with Marty performing sketch, she improvises regularly with The Scene. She is also a preschool television writer, most recently writing several episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS.

She was previously in Chicago, where she improvised with the house team Revolver at iO Chicago, directed Bear Force One for The Annoyance, and  performed improv and sketch comedy with The Second City aboard the Norwegian Dawn and with Second City Theatricals. She also taught and directed sketch writing, improv and musical improv at The Second City as an Associate Faculty member.

Leah is a founding member of the mainstage cast at Boston’s Improv Asylum where she improvised and wrote original material for over 5 years. In addition to numerous sketch shows, her writing has been featured on HBO’s Sketchpad2 and at the New York International Fringe Festival in Warfield, USA. Check out more at leahgotcsik.com.

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