Hi, I’m Courtney Kocak. I'm a many-splendored writer who writes everything from comedy scripts with my writing partner Sofiya Alexandra to tearjerker essays – and everything in between. In addition, I co-host the Reality Bytes podcast with Sofiya and our friend, comedian Dave Rankin.
I recently had essays published in The Washington Post's Solo-ish column and The Los Angeles Times's L.A. Affairs column. I'm a health and fitness contributor to Hint's blog The Quench. Other bylines include Bustle, where I was a regular lifestyle contributor, Healthline, Greatist, xoJane, LADYGUNN, and many others.
You can watch my words (& Sofiya's) in action on the Emmy-winning animated series Danger & Eggs, voiced by SNL's Aidy Bryant, available on Amazon Prime. We also wrote a national Get Out the Vote commercial for the House Majority PAC, starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz, which aired prior to the election. We're currently developing a scripted anthology series called Blank Seeking Blank – to see a sneak peek, click here and here.
I grew up in Minnesota. I graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri with my BFA in theatre/acting. I now live in Los Angeles. I completed UCLA's graduate-level Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2012 and Second City's online satire writing program in 2018.