Katie Schwartz

Comedy writer, activist, weirdo.

About

Comedy writer, activist, weirdo.

Katie Schwartz is a comedy writer, producer, essayist and satirist, among other writerly things. A vintage tchoch collecting, novice knitting feminist and activist.

Katie’s recent work can be seen in The American Bystander, Mock Paper Scissors, Boing Boing and Extra Newsfeed.

Her latest web-series, a Homeland spoof comedy that she co-created and co-wrote was executive produced by FKR.TV and was also being distributed on SnagFilms.com and made the homepage of ThunderShorts.com and Nerdist.

Katie was a weekly contributor at Monkeybicycle Literary Goodness, where she opined or whined? about being a magnet for the surreal. Katie’s column, I Don’t Drink Nearly As Much As I Should, was a memoir-ish account of her ongoing grand debacles can be found on the HuffingtonPost. Schwartz also wrote for Heeb Magazine.

Schwartz produced and directed, the short film, THE PENIS FILES, which debuted on A Is For (an organization near and dear to her heart), Queerty, Fark and Mock Paper Scissors, in addition to others.

Katie’s micro-political series, ROMNEGGEDON made its way to another fave, Bitch Magazine.

Schwartz created the original comedy series, YOU’RE THINKING OF SOMEONE ELSE (YTOSE), a semi-autobiographical comedy about things many women would rather not admit to. YTOSE can be seen on  FunnyOrDie.com, ComeDiva.com, DailyMotion.com and Schwartz’s YouTube Channel.

Her work has been featured in Exquisite Corpse, Lip Magazine, Zouch Magazine, Mock Paper Scissors, Ostrich Ink and Monkeybicycle, Dirty Humor Issue #5, to name a few.

You can read her previous daily rants about life, love or lack thereof and social commentary right here or at her former blog, All the Way from Oy to Vey.

Katie began writing performing stand-up comedy, which is ironic considering her acute stage fright.  She performed at Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Boston Comedy Club, The Comedy Store and several other clubs that were kind enough to allow her to vomit all things neurotic.

Many of her essays have debuted at Comedy Central’s Sit-n-Spin Writer’s Series (and she is so very grateful for that).

Summary

Skills
writingactivismproducingdirecting
Experience
  • Sonic fuck ton

Education
  • SF State University