Caitlin is a writer, comedian, former Hooters delivery driver, and current Program Director at NerdMelt. She is the creator, producer, and co-host of Luck of the Draw, and she also hosts the NerdMelt open mic. Caitlin is pretty good at making guacamole and really good at quoting Back to the Future. @caitlindurante
Stage Manager | Artist
Nolan Fabricius is an Illustrator, animator, game designer and is allergic to cats. He is from Kansas.
PR & SOCIAL MEDIA
H. Alan Scott
PR & Social Media Coordinator
H. Alan Scott (@HAlanScott) is a writer and comedian. He contributes regularly to MTV, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Daily Dot, xoJane, OUT, Splitsider, Somecards, and his Mom’s Facebook wall. He’s produced numerous shows at NerdMelt, including #Chemocation, about his wicked experience with cancer and chemo. Oprah said his name. He’s single.
Matthew has been with NerdMelt since the beginning. No one has called his podcast This Is Rad! “genius” or “a sensual nirvana.” He occasionally goes outside.
House Manager | Performer
Brad is a writer, performer, and Taco Bell enthusiast who hosts and produces the long-running NerdMelt show SketchMelt. He is a member of the sketch group Family Sandwich and has trained through the UCB and Groundlings improv/sketch programs.
John Ungaro has been a NerdMelt community member since 2011 when the showroom’s first open mic, “Matt Mira’s Day Off”, premiered. He has since gone on to intern at the showroom until he was made a House Manager in 2013. John produces Stonecutter’s LA, a free Simpsons trivia show with special guests, at NerdMelt. Lastly, John is also a stand up who’s preformed many times at the theater.
Alex Jacobs is a filmmaker and high-functioning video game addict from Madison, WI by way of Chicago, IL. You can see some of his work at alexjacobsmakesmovies.com. He loves octopi & hates mayonnaise.
Critically acclaimed writer, musician, surfer, and none of the above.
Jake is a producer of SketchMelt at NerdMelt, a photographer and may or may not be British. Expect stuttery rants that don’t go anywhere. @thejerobinson
Music. Work. Surf. Sleep. Eat. Repeat.
Tech | Producer
Beowulf Jones produces and hosts RISK! LA (www.risk-show.com). He is Canadian, and would like to see pictures of your cats.
Ed is a writer, comedian and sound guy! He hosts ‘Seems Legit’ monthly at NerdMelt and gives high fives every Wednesday at ‘The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.’
Founder of Nerdist Industries, the host of Comedy Central’s @midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead and The Nerdist podcast, Mr. Chris Hardwick. @hardwick
Hannah Kyle Crichton
Hannah Kyle Crichton served as Program Director of the NerdMelt Showroom from September 2014 to November 2015. Hannah currently works for Just For Laughs Montreal as a Programming Consultant and as a freelance producer. @hannahhhkyle
Danielle N. Kramer
Danielle N. Kramer served as Program Director of the NerdMelt Showroom from May 2012 to September 2014, and has had a supporting role with the space since it’s beginning. Danielle specializes in producing live events and is a development and talent coordinator for comedy film and television programming. Produced comedy shows include An Evening with… series, Booze Cruise, SketchMelt, The 5th Annual Summahfest. Curated art exhibitions include The Mr. Show Show, Under The Bed: A Real Horror Show, and Kids In The Hall | Kids On the Wall. @DanielleNKramer
Emily V. Gordon
Emily V. Gordon is a former therapist and current writer, producer, and podcaster. She served as the Program Director for the NerdMelt Showroom from April 2011 to June 2012, and has been the booker and producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (the Wednesday show) since its inception in 2010. She is also an Executive Producer of the TV version of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central. @thegynomite & @meltdown_show
Aaron H. Baker
Aaron H. Baker works in TV and comedy and has been with the NerdMelt Showroom since it opened its doors in 2011. He studied film and television at Columbia College Chicago as well as sketch comedy at The Second City Chicago. He wrote and performed in one of NerdMelt’s longest running house shows, Booze Cruise, and he produces the An Evening with... series and the B-movie comedy show, Horrible Movie Night. He loves Danzig, Ghoulardi and skateboarding. @AaronHBaker
Tiffany Aleman is a comedian from Florida. Ask her about her obsession with Peter Sellers.
Paul is an actor/writer from St. Louis, Missouri and, despite the negative connotation, if he had a gerbil he would name it Goebbels. Cuz that’d be cute.
Arion (≈Orion) James
Illustrator, Animator, Hyperbolic Prognosticator.
Loretta is a transplant from Northern Idaho. Actor, director, improviser, dog enthusiast. You can find Loretta watching music videos or dancing solo in the back of the NerdMelt Showroom. Twitter/Insta/Snap: heyheyloretta
Kelly is a writer/comedian/procrastinator from Richmond, VA. After attending school in New York City she moved to LA, visited Meltdown, and never left. She currently lives in the store’s vents and only comes out to work shows, attend Nerdist School classes, and talk to people about missing her cat. Mostly she’s ‘just figuring it out.’ Twitter: @CheeseWizzard | Instagram: KellyH49
Jenny is a stand-up comic out of Boston. She enjoys cartoons, her tiny cat prince, and amateur falconry.
Matthew Solomon (aka Matthew aka Solomon) is an actor and over-all art geek, and is thus required by law to not know much about anything.
Marc Rodriguez says, “hey buddy”.
Kimmie is a writer, a ukulelist, and is probably watching 30 Rock at this very moment.
From the coal mines of Pennsylvania, James is the half-proud, mostly-tired father of a pup named Lucious. When he’s not making sure Lucious doesn’t poop all over the house, James enjoys making films and taking pictures only in hopes to get more followers on Instagram.
Ike hails from a Springsteen fever dream near the picturesque “Exit 2″ area of Southern New Jersey. He spent a considerable amount of time in Nashville where he began performing sketch and improv. Currently he can be found in the greater Los Angeles area writing, performing and handing you DELICIOUS sodas in the back of his favorite place, the NerdMelt Showroom.
Gordie = Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind + Jeff Mangum x Zelda / Magic Hat. He makes films and puts them on www.gordieearle.com.
Becca Greenberg hails from Philadelphia where she was born weighing one and a half cheesesteaks. She moved to LA to be an Actor/Writer/Standup Comedian and so far it’s been going pretty well. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baby animals and witchcraft.
Alvin likes to talk to Alvin in the third-person while Alvin writes awkward bios about Alvin. Alvin doesn’t like to be grabbed by the chipmunk. Unless you’re a predatory, tax-exempt, orange lasagna.
Sierra primarily likes to laugh. She performs stand-up and tries to write funny things, but most of the time she stresses about squandering away her computer science degree. www.sierrakatow.com