Max, Writer, Creator, Executive Producer
Jake hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where the wind came sweeping down the plains and Jake got really into musical theater. He began performing in musicals at the age of 11 and continued to do so throughout his high school and college careers.
Craving clam chowder, Jake moved to Massachusetts, where he attended Boston University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Screenwriting for Film & Television. Apart from writing his first screenplays, Jake immersed himself in BU’s student theater community. He performed in six productions with the university theater groups, On Broadway and Stage Troupe. In his junior year, Jake directed and choreographed a production of Little Shop of Horrors, which premiered during BU’s Parent’s Weekend.
In their senior year, Jake met Cara Fano, fell in love with her writing and, upon graduation, they moved to Los Angeles. Since arriving on the West Coast, Jake has shifted his focus to improvisational and sketch comedy. He graduated from the Core Track program at The Groundlings and recently completed their prestigious Writing Lab. At The Groundlings, Jake met Paige Hoffman and fell in love with her quick wit. They joined The Improv Space house team, Rascal, and began performing together weekly. Soon thereafter, The Filth was born.
Jake also studies sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, where he has taken classes from revered acting coach, Lesly Kahn.