Brittany Bookbinder is a Chicago-based comedy writer, performer, and filmmaker. Her short film, Five Jars, won Best Comedy from Festigious International Film Festival, and was selected for the 2019 Broad Humor Film Festival. She performs solo comedy around the city and has created two solo shows: Horrified, a solo sketch show, which premiered at the Annoyance Theatre and Alone, a one-person play, which premiered at the Public House Theatre. She is a correspondent on The News* with Maggie Smith, a late night style show that produces monthly episodes for Second City’s YouTube channel.
She performs with Felt, iO Theatre’s weekly improvised puppet show, and the CIC house team, Proud Parents. She hosts the Killer Conversation podcast, where she interviews real killers (played by comedians). She has written and produced videos for the iO Comedy Network.
Her web series Undateable will come out in 2019.
She has written 2 tv pilot scripts: Em and Daisy Save the World, an animated comedy, and GoSocial, about a top selling salesperson working at a daily deals company.
She holds a B.S. in Theatre and a minor in Creative Writing from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf and Stephen Cone's Cinema Lab.