Jen McCartney is a writer, producer, and director from Dallas, Texas. She is currently a Writers’ Assistant on the new Hulu animated show Solar Opposites, and previously worked as the Showrunner’s Assistant and Second Writers’ Assistant on the Fox comedy LA to Vegas. After college, she spent time teaching English in a small town in Chile.
Currently, she is a sketch writer for the UCB Maude Team Emerald, and she formerly wrote for several iO West mainstage teams and the digital groups Three-Legged Comedy and Nightpantz. She regularly performs with the improv group Booch, who were recently featured at the Del Close Marathon in NYC. Her sketch video “Smyle for Women” was featured on Buzzfeed and Upworthy, and got over 7 million views collectively. It also won the “Best Original Sketch” award from Elizabeth Banks’s site WhoHaHa.
She loves hanging out with other people’s dogs, working for political campaigns, and volunteering at 826LA.