about me

Purpose

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.

Bio

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.

Resume

 

TELEVISION/INTERNET

 

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

 

FILM

J.D. "Unmanageable" (webseries) Changing Frames Prod.

Girlexula "Steel Of Fire Warriors, 2010 A.D." (feature) ClarketheVogt Prod.

VOICEOVER

 

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

 

PODCASTS

 

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

COMEDY FESTIVALS

 

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

AWARDS:

 

NYFA Women in Film Grant Finalist for Screenwriting

NYC Chain Film Festival, Production Design

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TRAINING

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