• current work

    Stand-Up Booker

    for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.

    February 2017 - Present

    • Scout, book, and produce television stand-up sets for the late night talk show.

    Producer

    for documentary feature, Bite To The Future.

    May 2015 - Present

    Sales agents: Paradigm (Ben Weiss, Meghan Oliver, Derek Kigongo)

    • Assist the director with scouting, casting, interviewing, and organization. Set up interviews with talent. Travel to interview locations.
    • Interviews include Wolfgang Puck, Joel Stein, Hasan Minhaj, Moby, Ingrid Newkirk (Co-Founder, PETA), and more.
    • Assist with filling post-production positions. Help package the film; write and edit content. Create the film's schedule and budget with the director. 

    Director & Executive Producer

    for documentary feature, A Russian Summer.

    January 2016 - Present

    • A Russian Summer is a feature documentary, co-directed with Kyle Scoble. Traveled to Novosibirsk, Siberia in September 2016 to explore the aftermaths of the Russian orphanage system. 
    • Currently in post-production, working with editor, project manager, and musician. Ready for festival submissions in January 2018. 

    Talent Booker

    for Funny Or Die's Digital Live Streams.

    October 2017 - Present

    • Book talent for FoD's digital live streams and shows, on platforms such as Facebook Live and Twitch. 

    Talent Producer

    for Propagate Content's show, Tour Dates.

    July 2017 - Present

    • Six episode all-female stand-up series. Scout, interview, and cast four comedians who work well together as a touring team.
    • Manage comedy tour across North America, working with six performance venues in six different cities. 
  • past work

    Programming Consultant

    for the world's largest international comedy festival, Just For Laughs.

    January 2014 - August 2017 (Festivals: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

    • Scouted nationwide talent to determine the best up-and-coming comedic acts (New Faces Stand-Up, New Faces Unrepresented, and Characters).
    • Auditioned candidates; oversaw all showcases in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Handpicked performers; worked one-on-one with talent.
    • Consulted on bookings of comedians, solo acts, and concept shows for live shows including Galas, Off-JFL, and more.

    Development Consultant

    for Just For Laughs/Juste pour rire Television.

    March 2017 - August 2017 (Festival 2017)

    • Helped develop content for web, television, and other platforms that Just For Laughs TV produced in 2017.
    • Wrote pitch material and content to present to clients.

    Talent Booker

    for The CW Seed's The Lie Detector with the Lucas Bros

    July 2017

    • Booked, scheduled, and oversaw over 30 big-name comedians.
    • Worked with agents and managers; acted as the liaison between talent, the production team, and the host.

    Talent Manager

    for Fusion and All Def Digital's award show, All Def Movie Awards.

    January 2017 - February 2017

    • Job entailed booking the host, presenters, award recipients and comedians for Russell Simmons’ award show honoring diversity.
    • Worked closely with agents, managers, and PR reps to make offers and get the deals completed. Assisted with contract agreements and travel logistics.

    Talent Coordinator

    for Comedy Central's 8-episode series, The Comedy Jam.

    October 2016 - January 2017

    • Acted as the liaison between the network, executive producers, talent, director, managers, agents and talent producer.
    • Helped solidify artistic vision for the show and articulated that to all involved through one sheet creation, phone calls, emails, and daily updates.
    • Made talent booking offers, created lists of potential talent ideas, kept everyone in the loop on the status of talent.
    • Assisted with contract agreements, travel logistics, and song clearances.

    Talent Booker

    for The CW Seed's The Elevator Talk Show with Nick Thune.

    July 2016

    • Booked, scheduled, and oversaw 40 big-name comedians.
    • Worked with agents and managers; acted as the liaison between talent, the production team, and the host. Handled release forms and all talent relations.

    Talent Booker

    for JASH Network's comedy festival, Jashfesht.

    February 2016 - April 2016

    • Blocked out a performance schedule along with the JashFesht programming team in accordance with talent availability.
    • Booked acts for curated shows. Acted as a liaison between JashFesht producers, festival planners, talent, and talent reps.
    • Compiled, organized and relayed information about show details to appropriate parties. Helped handle travel and accommodations for talent.

    Program Director

    of Chris Hardwick's comedy theater, The Nerdist Showroom.

    September 2014 - November 2015

    • Curated, maintained, promoted, and diversified NerdMelt's calendar of nightly comedy shows, screenings, live podcasts, panels, art exhibitions, book readings, film premieres, special events, and fundraisers.
    • Supervised 10+ staff members and 15 interns.
    • Oversaw general operations including social media outreach, public relations, finances and payroll, marketing, supplies, website maintenance, ticketing updates, and house management.
    • Location Manager for Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail: Season 2 and for the Harmontown TV series.

    Grants Writer

    for JFL42, Toronto's comedy festival.

    October 2016 - February 2017

    • Consisted of writing, preparing, and assembling all supporting documentation needed for the submission of grants for Toronto's 2017 comedy festival, JFL42.

    Casting Associate

    for The Biggest Laugh, a pilot for FOX.

    August 2015 - October 2015

    • Researched, identified, and scouted sketch groups and talent on a national level for a sketch comedy pilot for FOX and Sony. 
    • Organized submissions and maintained a detailed log.
    • Released breakdowns detailing available roles.

    Talent Booker

    for The CW Seed's The Elevator Talk Show with Pete Holmes.

    July 2015

    • Booked, scheduled, and oversaw over 50 big-name comedians.
    • Worked with agents and managers; acted as the liaison between talent, the production team, and the host. Handled release forms and all talent relations.

    Talent Liaison & Show Manager

    for Moontower Comedy and Oddities Festival in Austin, TX.

    Festivals: 2015, 2016, 2017

    • Acted as liaison between festival producers and talent.
    • Managed a 300+ person venue for Austin’s premier comedy festival.

    Stage Manager

    for RIOT: LA's Alternative Comedy Festival.

    Festivals: 2016, 2017

    • Managed a 500+ person venue for LA's alternative comedy festival.

    Associate Producer

    for Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net.

    January 2013 - February 2015

    • Produced live, improvised stand-up shows that toured worldwide.
    • Accompanied the show to festivals and venues such as Upright Citizens Brigade, Maui Comedy Festival, Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and San Francisco SketchFest. 
    • Wrote content for the shows. Aided with production for The Nerdist Channel’s 80-episode 'Set List' web series.
  • education

    Western Washington University

    Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts: Performance

    Bellingham, WA

    • Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean's List
    • Department Presidential Scholar Award: An accomplished scholar; demonstrated success in furthering multicultural activities; achieved high levels of service to the community.

    Semester At Sea

    Institute for Shipboard Education (study abroad program)

    Europe, Africa, Asia

    • Circumnavigated the world while studying in 12 countries. Took classes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
    • 2017-2018 Council Member - Semester At Sea's Young Alumni Council (Voted to the council by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Serving a two-year term from January 2017 to December 2018. The Young Alumni Council serves as a voice, vehicle, and resource for Semester at Sea alumni. Create programs that will strengthen the communication between young alumni and Semester at Sea.)

  • HIT ME UP

    hannah.crichton@gmail.com