Jason Marcus (Iroquois) is a writer and comedian born and raised in Boston. At the age of nineteen, he started performing standup, and after a few years – and some lucky breaks – became a full time working comic, touring internationally. Hewon Catch A Rising Star’s “Catch A New Rising Star” Competition, The Detroit International Comedy Festival, and placed second in Budd Friedman & Adam Sandler’s “Funny People” Contest in Las Vegas.
To improve his act, he moved to New York City, where he studied sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and fell in love with comedy writing. A year later, he was selected to participate in the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, where he received training in short-form comedy from some of the most prolific writers in Late Night.
His writing focuses on the issues that all minorities experience with a relatable authenticity that champions the people he saw in his household and community by shining a spotlight on the most underrepresented faces in television. He was a staff writer at mitú, a digital media company catering to Latino millennial audiences and he contributes editorial pieces to Conde Nast and Hearst mag zines. Jason’s writing has won the “Silver Award” in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest and a “Spotlight Award” for “Best Dialogue” in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.
Jason is a Libra and an above average bowler, living in Los Angeles with his wife and their adopted pug, Macho Man.