Aaron LaMarr Burleson is a writer, director, and performer based in Los Angeles by way of Palmdale, California. Aaron was recently selected as a fellow for the 2019 Sundance Episodic Makers Lab for his half-hour comedy pilot, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME.
Aaron is a graduate of UCLA, where he first developed his passion for storytelling and started a collective, Lawah Dawah, to collaborate with Black creatives to produce short films and sketches. As former Head of Content for Issa Rae Production's digital platform, THE PEAK, Aaron wrote and directed shorts that accumulated millions of views. Aaron has also previously worked as a community organizer and educator and remains committed to spreading the power of filmmaking to youth.
Aaron most recently worked on Netflix’s ASTRONOMY CLUB and Nat Geo’s HOT ZONE series. He is an Upright Citizen’s Brigade Scholarship and The Nerdist School scholarship recipient. He also writes, directs, and performs for an independent sketch troupe, LaughtivismLA and “Diversity and Inclusion: The Show” which have been featured at venues including Comedy Central Stage and The Second City. He is an avid geek of all, passionate about comedy, cinema, sports, and social justice.