2018 Jack Oakie Comedy Event!

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Event Details

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Program

Avalon Hollywood
1735 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90028


Please email suinla@syr.edu or call Joan Adler in the Syracuse University in Los Angeles office at 818.561.7371.

Spend an evening with leading ladies in comedy, including: Kimmy Gatewood, writer and actor from “GLOW"; Darlene Hunt, creator of “The Big C”; Lyric Lewis from “MAD TV”; Alison Bennett, supervising producer for “You’re The Worst”; Joy Gohring, director for "Funny or Die" ; and Karen McCullah, screenwriter and producer for "Legally Blonde."

Space is limited. Kindly RSVP by April 13.


Kimmy Gatewood

Kimmy is an SU alumna with a theater degree. She is a writer, producer, and actor most known for her roles in Comedy Bang Bang, Conan, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and the hit Netflix series, GLOW.
Darlene Hunt

Darlene Hunt

Darlene Hunt is an actor, producer, and television writer best known for creating and producing the Showtime series, The Big C (HBO). Additional credits include episodes of 90210, Will & Grace, The Goldbergs, and Save Me.
Lyric Lewis

Lyric Lewis

Lyric is an SU alumna with a BFA in drama/acting. She’s a Groundling’s girl with roles in television comedies including MAD TV, Baskets (FX), and NBC’s newest comedy, A.P. Bio.
Joy headshot

Joy Gohring

Joy is a Producer/Writer/Director for TV, feature films & commercial campaigns. Currently in Pre-Production on “The Flaming Jerk”​ Comedy Feature, Executive Produced by Steve Carell & FunnyorDie Content.
Alison Bennett

Alison Bennett

Alison, an SU alumni (BFA in drama), is a TV and film writer. She’s a writer/producer on Fox’s new comedy, LA to Vegas. She also wrote for FXX’s critically acclaimed comedy, You’re The Worst.
Karen McCullah

Karen McCullah

Karen is a screenwriter and producer, most known for Legally Blonde, Ella Enchanted, The House Bunny, 10 Things I Hate About You, and The Ugly Truth.

Moderated by: Julie Chambers

Julie Chambers teaches writing for Syracuse in LA and the graduate program at UCLA for television and film. She is a comedy writer having worked on many shows, including most notably The Simpsons and Mel Brooks.