NICK JACK PAPPAS
Twitter: @pappiness

I am a comedy writer, stand-up, and political activist in New York City. In a field of 1600 applicants, I was one of eight chosen for the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop 2015. I work as the Senior Project Manager for Comedywire, a digital writing room for humor that creates white-label content for politicians, comedians, and public speakers.

My content has been featured on CNN, Time.com, The Washington Post, CBSNews.com, Politico, Buzzfeed, Nerdist, The Huffington Post, Mashable, College Humor, Fusion, Mental Floss, Someecards, and Teen Vogue.

I’m also a member of the group Passport Control, an all-P.O.C. writers’ room which performs monthly at The PIT and is currently in development for a pilot at BRIC TV.

WORK HISTORY

04.2015  PRESENT Comedywire – NEW YORK, NY

Senior Project Manager

Startup tech company that creates dynamic crowd-sourced content for a wide range of consumers. • Work with founders to document the long-term vision into a coherent roadmap. • Translate long-term vision into actionable short-term and medium-term roadmaps. • Collaborate closely with engineers and designers to define the service and/or product. • Conduct market research and detailed quantitative analysis and apply it to product strategy and planning. • Currently maintaining social media accounts that have a combined following of over 8 million.

03.2017  PRESENT  UNITED STATIONS – NEW YORK, NY

Segment Contributor

Write parody songs and sketches for nationwide radio outlets • The largest independently owned radio network in the United States. • Material has been broadcast to a listening audience of 200 million people per week.

05.2011 – 02.2014 – THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Politics, Education, and Sports Reporter

Wrote 2-3 feature articles per week on legislature, school districts, and High School sports. • Evaluated longer story ideas and developed relationships with sources. • Participated in both daily and enterprise coverage of the legislative process. • Skilled with public record requests and research.

EDUCATION

03.2014 – PRESENT – UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE, NY

Completed Sketch & Improv Core Curriculum

Currently enrolled in Advanced Study for both sketch and improv. • Member of the indie improv groups “Pigeon Kick” and “Kill for You” and online original series group “OTG Productions.” • Teachers included Dru Johnston, Andrew Law, Glenn Boozan, Karin Hammerberg, Doug Moe, Silvija Ozols, Morgan Grace Jarrett, and Shaun Diston.

09.2007 – 05.2011 – UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

BS in Mass Communication

Political Columnist for award-winning Daily Utah Chronicle. • Wrote over 200 articles for the paper over four years. • Emphasis in Argumentation and Conflict Management.

09.2007 – 05.2011 – UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

BS in Economics

Learned all sorts of things about cost/benefit analysis.