Brady, William Resume
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
School: Columbia College Chicago
Major: Comedy Writing and Performance

Brady, William Resume

William Brady
585 S. Lyman Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 • ------------ • ------------ • ------------/in/will-brady-434976aa/
EDUCATION
Columbia College Chicago (IL) GPA: 3.768
Bachelor of Arts Dean's List Scholar
May 2016 Graduated Cum Laude
Major: Comedy Writing and Performance Honors Program Graduate
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Copywriter October 2018—Present
VCN Media (Xoptin) Buffalo Grove, IL
• Create compelling copy for both web articles teaching financial responsibility as well as for emailed newsletters alerting subscribers to new money-making opportunities
• Analyze data and statistics to create schedules for email, newsletter, social media and website posts which will maximize consumer utility as well as company profits
• Utilize websites and software to craft copy, schedule and send emails, and create social media posts

Guest Services Ambassador July 2018—October 2018
Chicago Cubs Chicago, IL
• Greet guests to Wrigley Field while processing their tickets and delivering directions to their seats or anywhere else they may wish to visit
• Efficient distribution to guests of materials such as promotional giveaways and wristbands
• Remaining vigilant of situations with guests which may require a Guest Services Ambassador, and communicating with other departments for situations requiring actions outside of our jurisdiction

Door Host December 2016—May 2018
Improv Comedy Club Schaumburg, IL
• Welcome and guide guests to the showroom of Chicagoland's affiliate of the world-famous Improv theater
• Enforced policies against video piracy, unruly behavior and fraud by engaging with customers in a polite but firm manner
• Maintain the space and its surroundings to ensure a presentable, fresh and safe aspect to the theater

Tour Guide May 2016—December 2017
Big Bus Tours, Chicago Chicago, IL
• Provide an entertaining and informative introduction to the city of Chicago from atop Big Bus's iconic double-deckers, while cooperating with bus operators to ensure the safety and satisfaction of guests
• Construct a flexible and personalized two-hour tour in such a manner that maximizes interest and emphasis on significant sights and sites along a fixed route in the downtown area, noting partnered attractions offering discounts to Big Bus customers
• Being knowledgeable of current city events as well as local geography to help guide out-of-town guests to where they want to go

Intern September 2016—December 2016 The Comedy Bar Chicago, IL
• Advertized shows and events at the small-business theater to potential customers via street marketing, social media and the judicious moderation of in-show promotional contests and lotteries
• Prepared and maintained the space, greeting guests and ushering them to maximize both spatial efficiency as well as laughter
• Pitched, organized and promoted an original comedy showcase of the theater's interns at the end of the internship period


CREATIVE WRITING EXPERIENCE
"Pizza" December 2015
Columbia College Chicago with The Second City Chicago, IL
• Written and developed with the cooperation of director Norm Holly for the Second City Comedy Studies Program, Fall 2015
• A satirical piece addressing the phenomenon of celebrity athletes endorsing fast-food items
• "Peyton Manning is confronted by Papa John about his true feelings about the pizza magnate's products"

"Current Events" December 2015
Columbia College Chicago with The Second City Chicago, IL
• Written and developed with the cooperation of musical director Amanda Murphy for the Second City Comedy Studies Program, Fall 2015
• A musical parody of comedy skits specifically geared toward being topical
• "The world sure is crazy these days, just as it always has been and always will be"


COMPETENCIES & SKILL SET
• Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• English and Linguistics
• Acting and Improvisation
• Voiceover and Voice Acting
• Chicago, United States and World History • Proofreading and Editing
• Research, Analysis and Reference Databases
• Comedy Writing and Theory
• Television- and Screenwriting
• Political Geography
Languages – English: native. Spanish: rudimentary.

Comedy, writing, creative, performance, acting, film, television, stage