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Coker & Stratton

Coker & Stratton is a two-man sketch group based out of Brooklyn. They have performed at the New York City Sketch Festival, NC Comedy Arts Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and the Montreal Just For Laughs Beyond The Box Pitch Competition. They also served as the 13 month champion of the sketch competition show Backyard Brawl at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY. James Coker and Marshall Stratton have written and starred in three web series: The Other Kennedys, Trump Bros and Tailgating With (with the Broadway Video/Above Average sports website, The Kicker). Their videos have been featured on HuffPost Comedy, Betches Love This, Video Ink, Tube Filter, Decider, College Humor, Funny or Die and Happy Place. For more videos go to

James Coker

James is an actor, writer, and comedian living in New York City. He has been studying and performing improv and sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT and the Magnet Theater since Fall 2008. You can catch him performing all around the city with sketch duo Coker & Stratton.

He has appeared on NBC’s 30 Rock, Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, VH1's The 20, A&E's Black and White and in videos for Funny Or Die, Mashable, Above Average, The Kicker and MTV. James' writing credits include the New York Television Festival pilots Classless (2013) and The Other Kennedys (2015), as well as several live sketch shows, videos and the web series Trump Bros (2016-2017) and Tailgating With (2017).



Marshall Stratton

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 Tilston

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

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, My Damn Channel, 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

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