The Vertical is a dry comedy about six unhinged food editors - and that feeling you get in your lungs when your job is killing you. Creator Jess Adamiak was inspired to make the show after working for Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and The Huffington Post's cooking vertical. Before it became a web series, The Vertical started as a live sitcom for Reckless Theatre's Fight Pilots competition in New York. (We're 2x winners!)

Watch Bree (Lida Darmian) unravel as she navigates the absurd world of queso taste tests and Peeps PR initiatives in six very weird episodes.

WRiter + Director

Jess Adamiak is a comedy writer and director living in Brooklyn, NY.

She writes for BoogieManja sketch team High Noon and humor sites like Reductress. Jess has also written sketches, live sitcoms, and monologues for UCB's Sketch Cram!, Reckless Theatre's Fighter Pilots, and Comedy Hack Day 2016 with Baratunde Thurston.  She's a member of the advanced study improv and sketch programs at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater NY and a semifinalist for the WGA's Made in NY Writers Room Fellowship (winners announced March 2017) Twitter: @jessadamiak



Assistant Director: Coley Wright

Cinematographer: Chris Vernale, El Raven Productions

Editor: Arlen Konopaki