My creative life has and will always boil down to one intention: "to facilitate joy in others." Whether it be through a insight, inspiration, empathy or levity... my creations are intended to make you think, feel, laugh, and grow. I spent most of my 20s and 30s as a standup comedian, but I no longer limit my expression to just jokes. Not everyone wants to laugh all the time.
Someone told me once "I don't really like... comedy." His comment made me realize that every art form is a language, and not everyone speaks "comedy." So, I have expanded the number of languages I know. I tell jokes. I write short stories for kindle. I act in short films/sketches. I create digital art. I do production and art design for short films.
Jaqi Furback attended Marymount Manhattan College as well as Cornish College of the Arts for a BFA in Acting, but swiftly transitioned into standup comedy. She played every gig you could imagine: from the comedy clubs of NYC to a child's fort built on AstroTurf in a Puppet Clothing Supply Store on a back road in Washington State.
She's been featured in the Huffington Post, Funny or Die, Vh1's Big Morning Buzz, & Seattle's King 5 Evening Magazine. I was a co-founder and co-host of the "Whoremones Podcast," which consistently ranked "Top 10 podcasts about Sexuality" during her tenure. She's also been featured as a guest on multiple podcasts hosted by the "Keith and the Girl" network.
More recently, her career has evolved into many other facets of storytelling. She is now a story producer for scripted and unscripted projects at Coattail Media. She is also a 2018 NYFA Women in Film grant finalist for a short film she wrote. In 2020, she designed and art directed a short film that premiered at the NYC Chain Film Festival that year.
Recurring Panelist: Amigo Gringo (YouTube Brasil), as Self
Chips, Unbreakable Comedy
The Presidential Bachelorette, And Then Some Productions, as Hillary Clinton
Fireball for Daily Use, Unbreakable Comedy, as Woman in Park
"The Fear of Therapy," Notion Films, as Psychiatrist
White Male Priveledge," Temple Horses Productions, Bagel Shop Customer
vh1 Big Morning Buzz Live, Viacom, as Self
Stalked (ID Network), Episode 404, "Dinah"
"Wanna Have Sex?" Corey Made This Productions, as Woman
"I Have to Ask" with Marlo Thomas, Huffington Post
ABC News. Interview on breathalizers, as Self
Seattle's KING 5 Evening Magazine, as Comedian
Comcast Comedy on Demand, as Comedian
J.D. "Unmanageable" (webseries) Changing Frames Prod.
Girlexula "Steel Of Fire Warriors, 2010 A.D." (feature) ClarketheVogt Prod.
Bag of Meat Commercial, "KillingTimesVille" Pilot Presentation
Wives 1 & 2 "Good Cop Sad Cop" Notion Films
Predator "Alien Fcks Predator" Paste Dogg Productions
Women "Real Sex?" Paste Dogg Productions
Karaoke women "Sing City" Paste Dogg Productions
Broccoli & Ice Cream with Myq Kaplan, recurring guest
Unlimited Lives Podcast, recurring guest
Kegstand Podcast, recurring guest host
Whormones Podcast, co-founder/co-host
Hang out with Me with Myq Kaplan, recurring guest
Keith And The Girl, recurring guest
She-Devil Festival, NYC, 2017
Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Milwaukee 2015
Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Wilmington NC 2012
Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Portland OR 2012
HempFest, Seattle WA 2009
Week of Fun, Seattle WA 2008
Seattle International Comedy Competition WA 2007
NYFA Women in Film Grant Finalist for Screenwriting
NYC Chain Film Festival, Production Design
UCB Improv 101-401, NYC
Meisner Technique with Joanna Beckson, NYC
UCB Sketch Writing, NYC
Commercial Acting, Brooke & Mary @ House Casting, NYC
Intermediate Improv, Jet City Improv, Seattle, WA
BFA in Acting @ Marymount Manhattan College, NYC
BFA in Acting @ Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA