Anthony Scibelli is a stand-up comedian, writer, and award winning filmmaker.
He began writing and performing comedy while he was a student at Brandeis University, and since then, his disarming style, clever joke writing, and unique worldview have made him a powerful new voice in comedy. Combining strings of one-liners, sharp observational material, and idiosyncratic story-telling, Anthony charms audiences with his dry wit and healthy sense of the absurd.
He has been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, Women In Comedy Festival, and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, among others, and appeared in special live shows of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
His self-titled web series, The Anthony Scibelli Web Series, has been featured in film festival across the country, including the Boston Comedy Festival, the Boston Film Gala, the SENE Film Festival, the LA Film Awards and the IndieFEST Film Awards. His short film Dino-Warriors!, a mockumentary celebrating a fictional ’90s cartoon show of the same name, was nominated for Best Mockumentary at the KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival, and his series Speechless was an Official Selection at the Summer 2020 Portland Comedy Film Festival.
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, he wrote, directed, and starred in “The Stay-at-Home Show,” a web series shot entirely over Zoom.
His most recent project is “Unsung Legends of Comedy,” a documentary web series profiling the lives and careers of comedians, character actors, voice-over artists, and vaudevillians, whose work has since become unknown, little know, or just little talked about.
As a writer, he collaborated with the production companies BrainFox and In The Car Media on their short film “Driven,” which won Best Film, Best Actress, Best Directing, and Audience Favorite at the Boston 48 Hour Film Project, and would go on to win Best Film at the US Northeast Region 48 Hour Film Project.
He has studied with the Second City Film School, and his writing has been published in the American Bystander, The Boston Globe Magazine, Two Fifty One, Little Old Lady Comedy, Points in Case, Slackjaw, The Haven, Vulture Comedy, Cracked.com, and UnSceneComedy.com.
He is currently shopping a comic novel, titled “The Found World,” which was a recent Official Selection at the Catalyst Story Institute.
He was once retweeted by the Monkees.
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Just wanted to say thanks for the “7 Most Offensive Adaptations of Classic Comic Books” article. I actually made the Nicholas Hammond Spidey compilation that you posted and I was stoked to see it get new life on a site that I dig so much.
I’m glad that a fellow comic (I’m LA-based myself, by way of D.C., and toiling away behind the scenes at Current TV for college credits) was able to make use of the highly compressed, hastily edited Windows Movie Maker file I put together when I got my first awful laptop.
And thanks for not ragging on the various horrible adaptations of Captain America. Maybe next time.
Followed you here from your article on Cracked.com regarding the cartoons that didn’t see the light of day. Great stuff. I’d heard about the Gotham High cartoon (an idea SO ridiculous in its illogical absurdity I almost wish they’d done it), but not the others. My life is enriched knowing I was denied a foul-mouthed Dexter and his sister (usually, I’m only used to seeing a Dexter with a foul-mouthed sister). As an aspiring filmmaker, I’d like to know more about your films. Any links to view them or find out more about them?