Charlotte Kennett is an LA based LGBTQ comedy writer and director originally from North Conway, New Hampshire. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s comedy program, Charlotte received her BA in Comedy Writing & Performance. Charlotte simultaneously pursued filmmaking, effectively learning how to mesh comedy and film.
Charlotte’s passion for the film and television industry ignited in her youth. Charlotte participated in community theater and later, in high school, went on to write and produce her own short films. Her desire to make people laugh and improvise drove her to relocate for college to the comedy capital of the world, Chicago.
During her first year at Columbia, Charlotte became heavily involved in Chicago’s comedy scene joining the school’s improv club, starting a two woman musical improv duo, and pursuing training outside of school at The Second City and iO Chicago. Charlotte knew that in order to become the best comedy writer and director, she needed to be traditionally trained in Chicago.
Charlotte continues to make a name for herself by appearing in short films, web series, sketch revues and stage plays. Most recently, Charlotte appeared in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Ride the Cyclone as Thalia, which made it’s off-broadway debut at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City November 2016. Additionally, Charlotte plays "Marlo" and "Maxine" in Chapstick Web Series, an independent series co- created and directed by herself and Kearney Fagan. Charlotte's acting resume and reel can be found underneath the portfolio tab on her website.
After being trained, Charlotte was hired as the Head of the LGBTQ collective at the iO Comedy Network. She lead the writer’s room and oversaw all aspects of production.
Charlotte continued to write and direct short films, web series, sketch revues and stage plays throughout her time in Chicago. Charlotte’s most notable work can be found on YouTube. Charlotte co- created, executive produced and directed the successful LGBTQ comedy web series, Chapstick. With half a million views and press from VICE Magazine... Charlotte anticipates the best is yet to come.
Charlotte relocated to Los Angeles to write and direct. So far, Charlotte has found success writing and directing comedy shorts, music videos, web series, branded content and sketches. Charlotte’s two biggest writing accomplishments in 2018: co- writing two feature films that are headed into production in 2019 and 2020.