JEN BARTELS is an actress and funny lady who resides in Los Angeles and NYC. A graduate of East Carolina University, she packed up her B.F.A. in Theater and headed to NYC where she studied and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on numerous improv and sketch teams. Jen was cast in the FOX Reboot of IN LIVING COLOR, appeared in MEN IN BLACK 3, and was featured as NY Daily News Top Five Funniest women. Jen was also selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2013 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
Jen just finished her second round of episodes for truTV’s sketch show, FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE where she serves as writer, performer and executive producer. You can currently catch her live performing LADY FREAK COMEDY at UCBLA with the talented Grace Parra. She also co-created the series EXES with UCB director Mike Still. You should watch her in commercials and other things you would like or judge.
Reality-focused truTV is expanding into scripted programming with a green light to its first-ever sketch-comedy series: Friends Of The People, for a launch this summer. It stars comedians Kevin Barnett (Guy Code), Jennifer Bartels (In Living Color reboot), Jermaine Fowler (Comedy Underground With Dave Attell), Lil Rel Howery (In Living Color reboot), The Lucas Bros. (22 Jump Street) and Josh Rabinowitz (I Just Want My Pants Back).
Congratulations to UCBT’s Jennifer Bartels, cast in TruTV’s first sketch-comedy series!
TruTV has greenlit its first ever sketch comedy show, “Friends of the People”, as part of an effort to diversify its programming and raise the production values of its shows, said Chris Linn, president and head of programming for the Time Warner-owned cable outlet.
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