Joel Michalak

Joel Michalak primarily writes scripted comedy, including sketch comedy that has been performed at UCB Theatre Los Angeles. Most of his produced sketches, short films and music videos can be seen on his production website Novelty Friend. He's also written several sitcom pilots, including Falling Flat which was produced in 2015 and won the jury award for "Best Narrative Short" at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in 2016, and The Award of Merit in the Best Shorts Competition 2016.


In 2020, Joel's futuristic satire about capitalism in America, U.S. Inc., placed in the semi-finals of for the Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards for Comedy and in ScreenCraft‘s Comedy Contest, and made it to the finals in the 2020 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards.


Besides script writing, Joel has contributed as a joke writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and is currently looking for a publisher for his first novel.