Anderson Cook is a writer and comedian living in NYC, moving to Pittsburgh in fall of 2016 to pursue a Masters' Degree in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. His musical The Disembodied Hand that Fisted Everyone to Death premiered as part of the Bad Theatre Festival, where it had a sold-out run, was transferred to the PIT Loft, sold out there, and was then transferred to the PIT Mainstage, where it hasn't sold out every show but has still done pretty dang good, being extended twice and running through June 2016. He was interviewed by the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM's "Comedy Greats" Channel about the success of the show.
The Boston Conservatory will be producing the first college production of The Disembodied Hand that Fisted Everyone to Death this October.
His next musical with his writing partner, Amanda D'Archangelis, is being developed with the PIT this summer, with a full run opening in the fall.
His short plays have been performed by the One Act Act One Festival (Finalist), the Tisch New Theatre, NYU's New Works Festival, a German high school, and the Klub Trout Collective. His full-length play Shatter premiered as part of the Venus/Adonis Festival in January of 2016 and will soon be published by Adirondack Publishing.
This past fall, he ghostwrote a young adult novel under contract for Paragraph Publishing with a working title of Winwoo the Warrior.
He regularly performs comedy at venues around the city such as the Upright Citizens' Brigade, the People's Improv Theatre, the QSIC, and other venues.
He's worked for Davy Rothbart, Blue Bloods on CBS, NC-17 Productions (now the Curfew), Warner Music Group, Alan Sonfist, and Ryan Mikhail.