Writer. Performer. Writer/Performer.
Chandler Dean is a comedy writer/performer from Houston, Texas, currently based in New York City. His YouTube channel, ChandlerDeanVideos, has accumulated over 20,000 subscribers and 5 million views. His writing has been featured in McSweeney's, Reductress, and Hard Drive. He also wrote for What the Patriarchy Means to Me, a late-night-style sketch show starring Liz Plank at UCB Theatre. He is the co-host of not one, but TWO podcasts: The Daily Show Weekly, a quixotic effort to watch every episode of Jon Stewart's Daily Show, with his buddy Vic Shuttee; and Uncertified Fresh, a movie review/prediction podcast, with his girlfriend Carolina Treviño. Plus, one time he tweeted angrily about a former hero of his, and that was featured in the New York Times.
Currently, he is a Speechwriting Associate with West Wing Writers, where he often does humor writing, sometimes intentionally. He has also been a Production Intern at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a Writers Room Intern at Late Night with Seth Meyers, and a Field Intern at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. At Late Night, he wrote 100+ setups for monologue jokes that made air, and at Full Frontal, he pitched the Shark Tank joke in this field piece.
He has created and performed two full-length comedy shows: Carpetbagger at Birth and An Evening of Stories and Sounds with Chandler Dean, both of which can be seen in full on YouTube.
He went to Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus, where he graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Political Science and Film & Television. There, he was President of the audition-free comedy club Stove's Cabin Crew for two years, where he led workshops in comedy writing/performance for 50+ members, hosted monthly shows which consistently garnered 100+ attendees, and spearheaded the club's efforts to produce videos, develop a social media presence, and perform off-campus.
And you KNOW that he performs improv, characters, and stand-up comedy all OVER the city!