JOHN LOOS is the writer, creator, co-producer and star of "John Loos: TBFTW." At 6 foot 3 inches and 230 pounds, he is also usually too big for this world.
Loos is an LGTBQIA comedian with 16 years of improv and sketch comedy experience. He has performed and taught for The Second City, written and performed in countless sketch comedy shows, and scribed dozens of satirical articles and videos featured on sites such as The Second City Network, HuffPo, Above Average and Chicago's Red Eye.
Other series he has written, created and starred in include The Log Jam, Sunday Funday and Sheryl Still Single (featured in the 2017 LA Webfest).
In 2012, his pilot "Mr. Mayor" was a finalist in the FOX Comedy Script contest at the New York Television festival. In 2013, a video he wrote, "Help Kickstart World War III," received 3 million views and was featuring on The Daily Beast, HuffPo, Hannity and InfoWars (a feat he neither understands nor has recovered from).
He can also be seen on NBC/Seeso's critically lauded "Shrink."
For more, visit his personal web site JohnLoosComedy.com.
C.J. ARELLANO is an award-winning screenwriter and director specializing in comedic, inclusive, and genre-driven content.
C.J.’s filmmaking work has garnered multiple accolades. His latest writing/directing project, Case Unsolved, won IFP Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival's Pitch at Industry Days competition. It also won the International Screenwriters' Association Fast Track Fellowship. C.J. has previously won grand prizes in the New York Screenplay Contest and Columbia College Chicago's Written Image contest.
As a video director, C.J. has directed TV spots and branded content enjoyed by millions. His videos have been spotlighted several times on the front page of Funny or Die. He has also directed video for big brands such as The Second City, ConAgra Foods, and McDonald’s. Peep his work at CJarellano.com!
RYAN C. SANDS began his film career when he dropped out of college in 2009 (don’t worry, he went back and graduated in 2012). During that time he worked his way from unpaid intern to Assistant Transportation Coordinator on the Sci-Fi Channel movie Mothman.
After finding his place among the unsung heroes of the movie industry (the production office), Ryan spent one show as an Office PA and quickly began work as an Assistant Production Coordinator (APOC). His credits as an APOC include such films as Flypaper starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd and Jeffrey Tambor; The History Channel mini-series Bonnie & Clyde, featuring William Hurt and Emile Hirsch as well as Ryan Philippe’s directorial debut, Catch Hell.
In 2013 Ryan moved from Louisiana to Chicago and began work with Smack Dab Productions where he continues to produce comedy narrative pieces and select commercial work. In 2016, he produced "F**k These Guys" a comedy series which screened at NYC Webfest, Brooklyn Webfest and the Los Angeles Webfest- where Brad Einstein (Billy on the Street, contributing writer) won the award for Best Lead Actor.