Patrick Cotnoir is from Enfield, CT. He lived there until he was 18. He went to Enrico Fermi High School. It’s the only high school named after that guy, who was one of the people who built the atomic bomb….weird. There’s also an Enrico Fermi High School in a play called Zombie Prom, so if you google it, a lot of times, that shows up. The school closed a few years ago. When he was in high school, he was the president of the drama club and trumpet section leader in the marching band. He was really bad at the trumpet and barely ever played. He annoyed the other kids into making him section leader because he thought it was funny and he was graduating soon anyways. He was also the Homecoming Prince (and runner up for Homecoming King, but a kid named Greg won that).
He’s lived in New York since 2010. He went to Pace University and majored in Film and Screen Studies. While in school, he worked at Saturday Night Live, Above Average, Sesame Street, CNBC and the UCB theater.
He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America. He was the talent producer on The Chris Gethard Show, which aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network public access, Fusion, and truTV (they also shot a pilot for Comedy Central). It was produced by Funny or Die, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Adam McKay.
He was the Talent Coordinator on Comedy Central's The President Show, has booked guests for a show on seriously.tv that seems to have been completely scrubbed from the internet, and was a Digital Producer at NBC's comedy streaming platform, Seeso. He booked stand-ups for the variety show, The Exhibition, at the PUBLIC Hotel hosted by Michael Cruz Kayne and Mary Beth Barone.
He was the producer and talent booker for ASSSSCAT 3000 at UCB from 2014 until the theater’s closure in 2020. During his tenure, he booked guests like Mark Hamill, Alan Alda, Phoebe Robinson, Aubrey Plaza, Kevin Bacon, Paul Shaffer, Jessica Williams, Kyle Mooney, Cecily Strong, double EGOT winner Bobby Lopez and literally hundreds more. At the time of the theater’s closing in 2020, he had produced over 500 ASSSSCAT shows.
He’s been the producer of The George Lucas Talk Show, at UCB from 2015 - 2020, and, starting in 2020, streaming weekly on PlanetScum.Live. He was the warm up coming for the first show, it was his first public ‘warm up experience’ and he doesn’t think he’ll ever do it again.
He is currently the Editorial and Talent Producer at Marvel. It’s a cool job.
Rank the Star Wars Movies
- Last Jedi Minute 36: Is Today Tomorrow?
- Last Jedi Minute 37: The Jar Jar Maneuver
- Last Jedi Minute 38: The Holdo Rebuttal
- Last Jedi Minute 39: A Wet Cry
- Last Jedi Minute 40: Tase Crazy