Brendan Colthurst is a Los Angeles based director, producer, and writer specializing in comedy. He's directed for Comedy Central (I Love the 30s, All Access Middle Ages, Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal), Turner's Superdeluxe (What's What, Making Friends, All My Exes with Chelsea Peretti, Dave Hill Presents), Official Comedy (Jokes through the Ages, Behind the Heckle), ABC Family (The Party), HBO (Rebecca Drysdale is a Time Traveling Lesbian), as well as for brands including Google, Snickers, Taco Bell, Subway, Doritos, and the Environmental Defense Fund. Brendan first began performing improv in college with Chelsea Peretti, and then studied improv at UCB in 2000 and 2001. His improv background has informed his directing style (directing improvisors Jonathon Winters, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Julie Klausner, Fred Armisen, Amy Poehler, Angela Sarafyan, Andrew WK, and more), producing style (producing hidden camera pranks for Charlie Todd and Improv Everywhere), and even performing as a character behind the camera (Produced, with Bryan Carmel, the prankumentary film Kumaré, winner of Best Documentary, Audience Award, at the 2011 SXSW film festival). Brendan has a BA in Film Studies from Columbia.