Sup shorties? JC Coccoli is a comedian, actress and writer born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She began performing at the Pittsburgh Playhouse at the age of nine before her acceptance into the Point Park Conservatory Theater and a summer study program at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her BA in English Writing from the University of Central Florida while starring in a nationwide television show for The WB entitled Big Man on Campus. After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, she began touring as a stand-up comic, performing at Eastern College campuses, local comedy clubs (LA Improv, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store) and more recently, alternative venues such as Tiger Lily, UCB, The Meltdown and Improv Olympic. She was later cast in a co-starring role for a FOX comedy pilot entitled Skyler’s Revolution from the Executive Producer of Charlie’s Angels and We are Marshall.
In 2006, JC began studying with the Upright Citizen’s Brigade exclusively which lead to employment opportunities as a freelance comedy writer for networks such as MTV and VH1, as well as creative consulting for actors and comedians that have appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central’s Roasts, CBS’s Big Bang Theory, VH1’s Best Week Ever, Fuel TV and Late Night with Craig Ferguson. Television appearances include G4, MTV, VH1, WB and two outstanding grilled cheese commercials for Tillamook cheese.
In 2009, she began editorial work for 944 Magazine, a local Los Angeles Life & Style publication, which shifted to avid blogging for the online site Healthy Bitch Daily from the co-author and creator of the NY Times Best Seller Skinny Bitch. Currently she is one of the reputable authors attached to Zooey Deschanel’s passion project HelloGiggles.com. Click Here to read one of JC’s most well received articles.
She currently has a deal with Comedy Central after creating, writing and starring in an original comedy web series entitled Steve and Brandon Think They Sold a Show with Steve Agee of The Sarah Silverman Program, and Brandon Johnson of Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV. The series will launch January on ComedyCentral.com. You can see her every Monday night as she hosts one of the hippest comedy rooms in Los Angeles called “Keep it Clean @ Public House” She presently resides in Downtown LA and is always available on twitter @JCcoccoli if you miss her too much.
Be Kind Rewind
Friday, January 25th, 10pm, Cinecave at Lost Weekend
Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest Stand-Up Showcase
Saturday, January 26th, 8pm, Stage Werx