Coker & Stratton
Coker & Stratton is a two man sketch group based out of New York City. They have performed at the New York City Sketch Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival among many others and served as the 13 month champion of the sketch competition show Backyard Brawl at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY.
James is an actor, writer, and comedian living in New York City. He has been studying and performing improv and sketch at UCB, PIT and Magnet Theater since Fall 2008. You can catch him performing all around the city with sketch duo Coker & Stratton, indie improv team Casual Sex Offenders and PIT house improv team The Lunchmen. He has appeared on 30 Rock, in videos for Funny Or Die and MTV, and in commercials for Optimum and SNY. James’ writing credits include sketch shows Coker & Stratton: 30 And Loving It!, Brand Whores, Mascot For Hire, Revive 45!, and the Channel 101 web series Skate City. James also starred in a pilot that was featured in the 2013 New York Television Festival titled Classless, which he wrote with Nick Bernardone (Hot Garbage Video, 30 Rock).
Marshall has been featured on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Atom TV, Bio Channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories, and The Chris Gethard Show. He has appeared in a commercial for MTV and Pop Tarts. Stratton was the Republican class president Michael Jay in the Off-Broadway show, The Awesome 80's Prom. He's been featured in numerous online videos for Michael Showalter Productions, Above Average, MTV Other, Jest, Landline TV, Atom, and Babelgum. The Memphis native has been featured in the Huffington Post, College Humor, Vulture, and Jezebel. Stratton is a proud member of the UCB Harold Team Side Piece and Maude Team Ripley. He is one half of the sketch duo Coker and Stratton, who appeared in the 2013 New York Sketch Festival.
Shane started telling stories with Fischer Price figures in the bathub – now he makes films with real people. He has produced, directed and/or written one mini-feature, 26 short films, five music videos, four feature films for Cinema59, over 50 webisodes for iThentic, and a web series for the Sundance Channel. He has Line Produced over 20 television pilots and eleven on-air series and specials for MTV and VH1, including “Silent Library,” "College Life," “Washington Heights,” “Nikki & Sara Live!,” “Hey Girl,” and "Love & Hip Hop NY5." He lives in Brooklyn. He's always been pretty darn tall.
Arlen Konopaki is a New York City based writer, director and cinematographer. Originally from Canada, his films have screened at festivals around the world including the Toronto International Film Festival. Arlen's work has been featured on IFC.com, My Damn Channel, Hot97.com and Buzzfeed and he has recently written digital content for Condé Nast Entertainment. He is a Canadian Comedy Award recipient for his short film work and has been nominated three additional times for his live performances and short films. Arlen is a graduate of the University of Alberta where he received his BFA in Acting and is working on his thesis in pursuit of his MFA in Film Directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Gary Levitt is a sound engineer, standup comic and musician based in Brooklyn NY. You can go see him perform comedy, or check out his band Setting Sun here http://settingsun.bandcamp.com/