Friday, February 26th 2010
Sean Crespo began his first career in stand up at the ripe old age of 16, sneaking into Boston after school to perform at the Comedy Vault. A few years later, he was one of the first generation of comedians to bring Boston’s best unclubby club, the Comedy Studio, to life (all thanks to comic/entrepe-genius Rick Jenkins). As a safety in case he was simply too talented to be a comedian, Sean trained as an actor at both Emerson College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, which is in London, and which is better than Yale Drama, Juilliard, and Gary Oldman combined.
After a four year brush with Los Angeles — which included jobs as the youngest ever Senior Editor at the National Lampoon, as an assistant to Terminator 4 director McG, & as a night security guard at Warner Brothers — phase two of Sean’s life in comedy began in earnest, or more specifically, in New York City, where his stand up has since become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. A regular on downtown’s best shows and rooms, including Moonwork and Lasers in the Jungle, Sean performs every night because he knows With great Crespower comes great Cresponsibility.
From Comix in NYC, to the Parkway Theatre in Minneapolis, to Punchline in San Francisco, Sean’s high-brow low-brow style of humor has quickly found a loyal following devoted to his absurd observations and inane asides.
Writing/performing credits include: NBC, MTV, AMC, the Electric Company, Comedy Central, FUSE, the Onion News Network, Nick Jr., the ’06 relaunched Cracked Magazine under the State’s Michael Ian Black, AOL, Time Warner’s Office Pirates, Jest Magazine, Time Out New York, Bravo, and many more. Sean’s also been featured in numerous commercials including spots for Domino’s, Doritos, McDonald’s, Game Stop, Skoal (he is not joking and you should really look into this), and most famously as the voice of the adorable cyborg in Hormel’s Chicken & Chi Chi’s spots.
In addition, Sean stars in and creates a weekly video series called NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE for Bravo’s Television Without Pity where his obnoxiously accurate deconstructions of prime time TV are seen by hundreds of thousands of viewers every week. He receives a great deal of hate mail.
His current creative home though is Drink At Work, which includes the website you’re looking at right now, short film and pilot productions and services, and a live sketch/stand up show that was named “BEST COMEDY TROUPE” in 2008 by NY Press. In 2009 though, the Drink At Work Show teamed up with another great sketch/stand up show, the Shark Show, to become the city’s most popular live sketch show, the SHARK AT WORK SHOW. A small sample of our video wares is below.
Finally but not leastly, Sean is a founding cast member and writer for “Wake Up World,” the morning show satire that’s been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and many more. Every Monday for two years, Sean brought his alter ego Daniels Midland to life. WUW is the brainchild of Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, for whom Sean also features across the country.
You can learn more about Sean by freejacking his body and downloading his memories, available at the iTunes Store in the year 2054.
Theatrical Agency: CESD (212) 477-1666
Commercial Agency: Abrams Artists (646) 486-4600