Caitlin Durante, Program Director | Producer
Caitlin is a writer, comedian, former Hooters delivery driver, and current Program Director at NerdMelt. She is also the producer and host of Luck of the Draw and The Special Occasionally Show. Listen to her movie podcast, The Bechdel Cast! @caitlindurante
Jenny Chalikian, Stage Manager
Jenny is a stand-up comic out of Boston. She enjoys cartoons, her tiny cat prince, and amateur falconry.
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.
Matt Burnside, House Manager
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.
John Ungaro, House Manager
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.
Jake Robinson, House Manager
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
Loretta Underwood, House Manager
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
Kimmie Lucas, House Manager
Kimmie is a writer, a ukulelist, and is probably watching 30 Rock at this very moment.
Zac McKeever, Tech Coordinator
Music. Work. Surf. Sleep. Eat. Repeat.
Beowulf Jones, Tech
Beowulf Jones produces and hosts RISK! LA (www.risk-show.com). He is Canadian, and would like to see pictures of your cats.
Samee Junio, Tech
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
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 was 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
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.
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.
Lindsay is from Chicago (or “Gang Land” as a pumpkin stand owner on Ventura once called it). She is an illustrator, animator, comic artist, amateur ukulele songstress, and creative dabbler. She enjoys ice cream and looking like she’s fifteen forever. If you go to a party with Lindsay and suddenly can’t find her, search for a cat, dog, or baby. She is probably with them.
Cassandra is a recent college grad from Buffalo, New York. She is a screenwriter, a true crime enthusiast, and is now accepting applications for a rich spouse. You can usually spot her at her featured show, yelling at tourists for moving too slow near Hollywood and Highland.
Flora is a California girl, evident by her sunny blonde hair. She loves pop culture and puppets, and named one of her dogs after Nathan Fielder. You can follow her @florasaur and @ellahasfriends
Daniel is a devoted fan of the Detroit Red Wings, professional wrestling and Britney Spears, making his head a very confusing place to be. He routinely performs around Los Angeles with his improv team Treasure Lake. In high school, he was voted Most Likely To Be The Next Oprah Winfrey, something that pushes him every single day.
Max is comedian, award winning poet, and nighttime eater. He hails from Seattle, where being damp from the rain is one of his hobbies until he can quit his day job and pursue it full-time.
Caroline is a writer whose career highlights include being a starred commenter on Gawker and self-publishing a novel with her high school best friend. She has hung up on Charles Manson twice, but promises never to do it again.
Hailing from Baltimore, Murderland, Lauren came to Los Angeles to pursue any and every thing that generates uneasiness during family reunions. In addition to comedy, Lauren loves rowing, smelling candles at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and pretending to understand the New Yorker.
James is a fluffy-haired writer, actor, and board game shark. He produces and hosts Digits, a podcast about numbers and us, selected by IndieWire as a “Must-Listen” show of 2017. www.DigitsPodcast.com
Ryan is a comedian and writer who recently moved to Los Angeles from New York. He likes it here, but misses the bagels more than he thought he would.
Jenny is a comedian, actor, writer and recent Los Angeles transplant from New York. In New York she performed and produced work with companies such as The Barrow Group, NOW Collective, Pembroke Media and that one show in a church gym? She’s excited to be living in LA and looks forward to putting on more shows in weird places.