Improviser, Writer, and recent multi award-winning Writing for Film & TV graduate of the University of the Arts trying to fart joke her way to the Emmy roundtable.
After departing from the North Jersey, Italian-Catholic bubble in which she was raised, Gab endured two years of a respectable liberal arts education at The College of New Jersey before leaving it behind to study comedy and television writing — a decision that knocked precisely 7 collective years off her parents' lives. It was not in vain. Upon graduating in May 2016, she was honored with the Dr. Frederick P. Cornell Excellence in Writing Award, and became the first writer in UArts history to win the President's Award for the episodic teleplays that comprise her original series, "Gab & Kev Make it Weird." She has since submitted her original work to every fellowship under the sun, earning her Finalist placement in the Sundance Institute's 2017 Episodic Story Lab, the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab, and a semi-finalist placement in The Second City Original Sitcom Contest of 2017.
Throughout her studies, Gab devoted herself to the improv comedy scene. She has studied improv and sketch writing at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT Comedy) with Philadelphia-based instructors, as well as workshops led by Susan Messing (Annoyance Theater / iO, Chicago), Rich Talarico (Key and Peele), and Justin Tyler (UCB NY). For 2.5 years, she has performed with PHIT Comedy house team Fjord (Vancouver International Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, Annoyance Theater NYC), and now leads the improv scene on Saturday nights with house team Dutch. Additionally, as a member of the Page One cast at PHIT Comedy, she improvises an entire play on the last Saturday of every month using only the first page of a local playwright's work, and hosts her own show at PHIT called "The Live Read with Gab Bottoni," where she and her comedy buds read original, 1/2 hour pilots submitted by the Philly writing community in front of a live audience. As an avid contributor to the live independent comedy scene, Gab can also be found performing and directing various improvised ensembles.
Professionally, Gab has Associate Produced and Co-Written a feature documentary called The Great Flip-Off with Lunchbox Communications, where she also helped write and produce other documentary and commercial projects. Gab also worked as a Production Assistant on the 2018 ABC/Freeform Upfronts and continues to eagerly find work in the television industry as she does everything she can to fart joke her way to the Emmy roundtable.
- DOPAMINE (Co-Creator/Co-Writer) — an original pilot from myself and Olivia Kram exploring the fun rush/dumpster fire that is millennial love. Coming Summer 2018.
- The Great Flip-Off (Associate Producer/Associate Writer) — a Lunchbox Dox independent feature-length documentary directed by Dafna Yachin (director of the Oscar-qualified doc, Digital Dharma), premiered April 2018 at the Sarasota Film Festival.
- Gab & Kev Make it Weird (Creator/Writer) — an original half-hour comedy pilot that made me a finalist of the Sundance Institute's 2017 Episodic Story Lab, the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab, and the Semi-Finals of The Second City Original Sitcom Contest 2017.