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

Brady, William Resume

William Brady
585 S. Lyman Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60016 • ------------ • ------------ • ------------/in/will-brady-434976aa/
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
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

"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"

• 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