Samantha Pitchel

freelance writer and editor, full time comedy fan

Los Angeles / Austin

Samantha Pitchel


2012: The Year in Comedy Movies

As is usually the case, most of the year’s big box office comedies – or, at least, those with the biggest advertising and production budgets – weren’t necessarily the most favorably reviewed.
Splitsider Link to Story

Tim League's Fantastic Fest

For the sixth year, Austin’s Fantastic Fest will be putting on a week-long celebration of the wonderfully weird, accompanied by highly anticipated events and unexpected adventures.
Rare Magazine Link to Story


Samantha Pitchel

...writes for Splitsider, CultureMap, and Austinist. with SXSW Comedy and LA's Riot Alternative Comedy Festival.

...travels a lot.

...tweets too much.



  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Content Management
  • Festival Production
  • Usability Testing