About

Curt Riedy is a filmmaker, comedy writer and performer in the Philadelphia area. Over the past decade, Curt has acquired an extensive background in the production and implementation of digital video content, with experience as a writer, editor and producer on an assortment of brand-focused commercial work and independent comedic productions.

Recently, he’s produced and edited a variety of comedic online spots for brands such as Land O’Lakes, Toys ‘R’ Us, Campbell’s and the NFL. He also wrote and directed the half-hour comedy pilot “Come on Down”, and has produced, directed and edited videos for several Philadelphia sketch troupes, including The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie, Kathryn & Sarah and Patric Writes Sketches.

A long-standing member of the sketch-comedy troupe High Dramma, Curt has performed in comedy festivals across Boston, Baltimore, Montreal and New York City. He’s also one of the co-producers of Philly Sketchfest, the city’s long-running sketch comedy festival.  In addition to performing, Curt has mentored 2 comedy teams for the Philly Improv Theater’s Iron Sketch Competition and currently teaches Sketch Comedy 101 class at the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia, PA..

As an actor/comedian, he’s appeared on television shows such as “The Rotten Tomatoes Show”, “Chain Reaction”, “Flight of the Conchords”, and “Conan”.

He graduated from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing, and has went on to study film at the Maine Media Workshops and sketch comedy writing at The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) in New York City.

Articles:

Ben Around Philly Podcast (2017) – http://957benfm.com/episodes/112/

Lehigh Valley Live (2014) – http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment-general/index.ssf/2014/01/lehigh_valley_and_philadelphia.html

WitOut (2012) – https://www.witout.net/2012/11/14/it-tastes-like-hot-miracle-whip-recap-of-the-2012-dirtiest-sketch-competition-and-interview-with-winners-high-dramma/

WitOut (2013) – https://www.witout.net/2013/02/11/philly-comedy-round-up-vol-77/

WooderCooler (2016) – http://woodercooler.com/2016/12/20/my-first-sketch-32-curt-riedy-of-high-dramma/

Philly Sketchfest Film Festival @ PFS Roxy Theater (2017) – http://filmadelphia.org/events/philly-sketchfest-film-festival/

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