Samantha Pitchel

freelance writer and editor, full time comedy fan

Los Angeles / Austin

Samantha Pitchel


Talking to They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh

The first time I heard They Might Be Giants, I was en route to Canobie Lake, sitting shotgun in my brother’s truck. I was something like ten years old and my brother Stuart, clocking in at over 15 years my senior, was trying to teach me a thing or two about Being Awesome. Step one? A little cassette called Flood, from a band that got its start a few short miles away in Lincoln, Mass.
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Cowboy and Indian's Daniel James and Jazz Mills on band dynamics and the feel of the fest

To say that Cowboy and Indian—an oft-shifting collective of musicians producing dreamy, bluesy tunes with a satisfyingly vintage feel—are an Austin-based band isn’t wrong, but it’s not the whole story. ...
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Harlem's Psychedelic Hits

Harlem's been establishing a name for themselves as one of Austin’s hardest working—and hardest partying—bands.
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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