Max Lasser

  • Los Angeles, CA
Max Lasser

Writer and Digital Media Specialist

Summary

Writer for live broadcasts and web shows on YouTube, Twitch, Azubu that have been watched by over 10 million viewers.  Highly creative thinker in the writer's room and on-set with a strong comedy background. Proven ability to attract and grow a dedicated viewership.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015

Riot Games

Writer - /All Chat

Wrote for the Riot Games community content YouTube show /All Chat. Helped grow viewership from around 200,000 per episode to over 500,000. Introduced sketch comedy content which caused a huge spike in audience retention and helped define the tone of the show. Also assisted with field production, post production, and content release strategy.

Writer's Assistant - Esports
Assisted writers with all aspects of live League of Legends  Esports broadcast (the most popular Esport in the world) including proofreading, segment development, and early drafting of scripts. Also served as head writer for three days of the broadcast, including one day of World Championships 2014, updating scripts in real time for an audience of millions.

Jun 2013 - Oct 2013

Kopelson Entertainment

Development Intern
Covered up to three scripts per day and assisted in development meetings. Familiar with both short and longform coverage style. Coverage was frequently passed along to the Creative Executive and to the Executive Producer. Also served as a personal assistant, including scheduling and managing a heavy volume of incoming calls.

Education

Education
2009 - 2013

University of South Carolina

Creative Writing/Political Science. Graduated with honors.

Written and Oral Communication

Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) Theatre - Improv/Sketch Comedy
Completed core curriculum and accepted into Advanced Study Program. Member of UCB Mess Hall Team  Family Mattress.

Host the monthly show "Breakfast for Dinner" in the Impro Lab, including performing and booking acts.

Performed at countless UCB shows including Superteam, Cagematch, Sketch Showdown, Freaks on a Leash, Los Angeles Indie Improv Festival and the Del Close Marathon.

Published Work
"A Grumpy Teenager Visits Atlantis," McSweeney's Internet Tendency
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-grumpy-teenager-visits-atlantis

Twelve episodes of /All Chat  including:
"Do you Copy the Pros?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqx4ssNBRY8
"League vs. New York"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79LqiW2j9Ds
"Phreaky Art ft. Gweedo"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2czCM7S9xU

Silly Pancakes - "Max Lasser"
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/whatsacreative/whatsapodcast/e/max-lasser-39725945

News From Last Thursday - Founder
Created University of South Carolina's first collegiate parody newspaper. Published over 100 articles and managed volunteer staff of 30+ editors, photo shoppers, writers and more. Led writers meetings and oversaw publishing schedule.

Skills

YouTube analytics/publishing
Growing a YouTube channel
Improv/Stand-up/Sketch Comedy
Esports
Post-Production
Field Production
Interview questions/"Man on the Street" interviews
Real-time and live script revision
RundownCreator
Microsoft Office, etc.

Recommendations

"Max is a highly creative contributor to digital productions, both in the writers room and on-set. A great collaborator and an all around nice guy." - Eric Brown, Director of /All Chat

"As part of our development team, Max wrote coverage on the many scripts that came through our office as well as our projects in active development. His notes were insightful and well written; we often passed along his recommendations to the screenwriters themselves." - Bayleigh Von Schneider, Intern Coordinator, Kopelson Entertainment

References available upon request.