Sitcom Writing - Sketch Comedy - Film
Jeff Burdick is a Burbank, Calif.-based comedy writer with a background in journalism and advertising. He is repped by Michael Lewis of Michael Lewis & Assocs.
Many of his original TV comedy pilot and feature scripts have been contest finalists. This includes his original cable pilot “Ex-Pats” (Script Pipeline’s Great TV Show Idea Contest) and “Living Beyond Our Means” (“America’s Newest Comedy Writer Contest”). His animated feature comedy script “Elf Storage” was also a Top 10 finalist in the Page Awards.
In 2015, Jeff created and produced “The Cold Cut,” Hollywood’s first ever live TV comedy writer competition. Co-sponsored by The Black List and the Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance, the sold-out event staged performances of the opening scene(s) from 9 original TV comedy pilot scripts. The event led to auditions and representation for several of the featured writers and actors.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he also studied comedy writing at The Second City in Chicago, iO and UCLA. He writes, directs and produces comedy shorts and has written one novel.
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