Author: Kosha Patel

Fresh off the plane, Kosha Patel hails from Colorado. Despite her parents’ warning that Californians are “unstable,” she packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from the University of Southern California. Immediately after graduating, she pursued acting for its perks and made guest star appearances on Rules of Engagement, Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, Lie to Me, Grey’s Anatomy, Ringer, and HBO’s Funny or Die Presents series. She continued training/merrily socializing at Improv schools like The Groundlings and UCB where she discovered her passion for comedy writing. As a writer, she developed a web series with Fremantle Media, and she also co-wrote and co-produced a TV pilot (starring Richard Karn and Bob Clendenin) with Jaguar attached as a corporate sponsor. Currently you'll find her writing and producing content for Comediva.com, a renowned humor site that was inspired and created by three women in Los Angeles. Kosha continues to entertain 14-year-old Youtube critics – as well as her mom – by writing and producing digital shorts (that's fancy talk for "Youtube"). When she is not writing or producing, you can catch Kosha recurring on House of Lies and The Newsroom as well as doing stand up at popular comic joints such as The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and The Comedy Union. And if you still can’t find her … I would try Chipotle.

I don’t know how it is in other parts of the world, but here in Los Angeles, we go through slumps.  I’m in one right now and it sucks.  A slump can be any kind of slump.  It can be the kind where you just got dumped by your boyfriend and you haven’t had an agent in years so paid gigs are as realistic as flying unicorns who sing in Spanish.  Or it can be the kind of slump where you just finished the best job of your life and you’re terrified because it’s over and you may never work…

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This article is dedicated to the class of 2013.  Congratulations!  You guys made it through years of grueling schoolwork, inevitably awkward social realizations, and most of you (if not all of you) probably lost whatever adorable versions of innocence that you were born with by your junior year.  You might be a little terrified to enter the real world or if you’re anything like me, you probably feel (misguidedly) more invincible than Superman in a world of no kryptonite.  Either way, Congratulations! Most people tell college grads to “Network!  Network!  Network!”  And while that advice is somewhat useful, it can…

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Yeah, but is it good enough?  I’ve asked myself that question a bajillion times.  It’s a valid question.  We all want to put out good work that showcases our intelligence and talent, whether that work is a play, a song, a movie script, a parody, a parody of a parody, a gender-blind puppet show, an interpretive dance flash mob, whatever your thing happens to be.  Anyway, it’s important to put out high-quality content, right?  Well, I say WRONG.  We live in a world full of Twitter wars, Buzzfeed LOLs, and YouTube Cinnamon Challenge disasters so no matter how terrible you…

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