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Jimmy Mak

Jimmy Mak

Jimmy Mak

Head Writer

FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS

Groucho Marx

Theatrical Titles

Head Writer

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Backstory

Jimmy Mak grew up in Steubenville, Ohio where (since he wasn’t very good at football) he fell in love with comedy and was widely known as the class clown. He attended the Ohio State University and graduated with a BA degree in English, with a focus on creative writing.


Theatrical Expertise

Mak joined the Shadowbox Live ensemble in 1996, and soon after took over the writing team. To date, Mak has written over hundreds of comedy sketches seen by hundreds of thousands of patrons. He has also written one-act plays and shorts that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.


Career Highlights

Author of the musicals Tabloid, Back to the Garden, Underland, F#(K Cancer: The Musical, and Musical: The Musical 

Author of the one act plays Waffle House Glow, Roger’s Beard, and Waiting Room


Organizational Titles

Author of the musicals Tabloid, Back to the Garden, Underland, F#(K Cancer: The Musical, and Musical: The Musical 

Author of the one act plays Waffle House Glow, Roger’s Beard, and Waiting Room


Organizational Expertise

As Head Writer, Mak scripts Shadowbox Live’s artistic mission. He is the creative director and visionary for the company’s writing team, a collective of resident artists that produce material for nearly two dozen original productions each year. He also advises the Producing Director on casting decisions and production design.

Mak is a member of Shadowbox Live’s Leadership Team.


7 Personal Takes
(THE THINGS THAT SHAPED US & THE THINGS WE SHAPE)
from Jimmy
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF SHADOWBOX LIVE
Spend time with my wife and two daughters; trying new restaurants, seeing movies, playing board games, and cooking together.
ENTERTAINER YOU MOST ADMIRE
Groucho Marx
ONE FOOD YOU COULD EAT FOREVER
Swiss steak
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Bourbon
YOUR MOST CHERISHED MUSIC ARTIST OF ALL TIME
Paul Simon
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO EVERY DAY
Breathe
THE ONE THING YOU WISHED FOR, BUT NEVER GOT
The ability to play a musical instrument
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