Just For Laughs Festival


Panels, Q&A's, conferences, shows & more


I’ve been fortunate enough to moderate panels at various events, including: New York Comic Con, South by Southwest festival, SAG Aftra, VidCon, SeriesFest, Just for Laughs and Mashable’s Social Good Summit. 

I’ve also done some on-camera hits, and covered red carpets for Mashable and the LA Times. While at Mashable, I also hosted a weekly Facebook Live show, featuring interviews with creatives from the digital entertainment industry.

See some highlights below.

I am well-versed in several topics, including:

  • Internet culture 
    • The creator economy
    • Influencers
    • Social media platforms
    • Memes and stan culture
  • Entertainment 
    • Awards shows
    • Celebrity-related trials 
    • Box office
    • Online controversies sparked by various shows and movies
  • Journalism industry 
    • Career opportunities
    • Transitioning into leadership roles  
    • Teaching

Contact me to inquire about speaking at your next event or on your show/podcast.

Credit: Mashable / YouTube

Q&A With Chelsea Handler

During Mashable's seventh-annual Social Good Summit in New York City in 2016, I spoke with comedian Chelsea Handler about the global impact of her Netflix series "Chelsea," the presidential election and the importance of using her media platforms to make a difference.

Article here. Video here.

Credit: Mashable / YouTube

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Red Carpet

I aparated to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter red carpet event in Los Angeles in 2016 to quiz the cast of "Harry Potter" with some trivia.

Article here. Video here

Boss Women Collective Panel

I spoke on a panel in January 2020 with other women in the media/PR industry called "How She Got There." 

VidCon Dispatch

VidCon, a convention held for creators and their fans in Anaheim, Calif.,  has become an annual tradition for me. While I now mostly edit coverage, I used to cover it as a reporter. At the 2016 conference, I interviewed YouTube stars Gigi Gorgeous, Smosh, Flula Borg and Mamrie Hart about how to become YouTube famous.

Video here

Credit: Mashable / YouTube

Credit: SAG-AFTRA Foundation / YouTube

SAG-AFTRA Foundation panel: 'StartUp'

In fall 2016, I conducted a Q&A with actors Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero about Crackle's scripted drama "StartUp" at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

Full video here.

Credit: Just For Laughs Festival

Just for Laughs Q&A with Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart greenlit ten pitches from up-and-coming comedians for his streaming service at the Just for Laughs festival in July 2016.

The pitch session, which followed a Q&A moderated by me, gave 10 finalists the opportunity to showcase their best concepts to Hart for his comedy-geared network, appropriately called Laugh Out Loud.

Link to article here. No video available from event.

Other Previous Speaking Engagements

Pictured from left to right: Panel discussion in 2016 with actor Josh Hutcherson discussing his incubator project that would take scripts provided by Hollywood’s Black List and turn them into digital shorts; Panel discussion at 2017 SXSW festival "One Stop Shop: Convenience Drove a TV Revolution"  with Amazon Video, Showtime and STARZ execs; panel at 2022's SeriesFest, held in Denver, about true crime adaptations.