I'm Jack Hackett

I’m a writer-director with an insatiable need to make people laugh, which is why you can also find me prowling around Los Angeles performing stand-up comedy.

In May 2018 I graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies. While there, I served as the Editor in Chief for USC’s satirical newspaper The Sack of Troy for 2 years.

Currently, I’m the executive assistant on the WGA-nominated The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central. Don’t believe me? Check my LinkedIn.


The Jim Jefferies Show — Executive Assistant — April 2017 – Present
I am the assistant to both the showrunner/EP Scott Zabielski and Jim Jefferies. I do a lot.

2017 Indiecade Awards — Head Writer — October 2017
I managed a team of 7 writers to write jokes for an hour-long awards show.

Where’s the Money — Scott Zabielski’s Assistant — June 2016 – February 2017
I served as his director’s assistant on the comedy feature, Where’s the Money. My responsibilities included keeping his calendar up to date, arranging set visits, communicating with departments and going on the occasional run.

Editor-in-Chief, The Sack of Troy — April 2015 – May 2017
The Sack of Troy is USC’s satirical publication, which puts out five articles a week. The staff consists of around 20 contributors, 12 staff writers, and 5 editors. I give out article assignments, edit articles, write articles, and create the featured images. www.sackoftroy.com

President, US Comedians — February 2016 – May 2018
US Comedians is the student-run auxiliary club to the USComedy program. The club puts on panels and events. As president I guide the club in its comedic endeavors along side the comedy faculty including David Isaacs, Barnet Kellman, and Jack Epps Jr.

Senior Producer, The Breakdown — October 2015 – May 2017
The Breakdown is a weekly 30 minute show in the style of Weekend Update for Trojan Vision, USC’s TV station. I write and perform sketches, write topical one-liners, and punch up the shooting script with the other producers. Starting August 2016, I will be creating all of the out-of-studio bits.

Set Lighting Technician, IATSE Local 479 — June 2014-June 2016
I’ve worked on various movies and TV shows such as BET’s Being Mary Jane and VH1’s Hindsight. I honorably withdrew from the union in 2016.


University of Southern California — B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies, 2014-2018

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater — Sketch 101 and Improv 201

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