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JEM Alum Included in “Vols to Watch”

Let our alumni entertain you. (Excerpt from UTK story, “Vols to Watch“)

Malorie CunninghamMalorie Cunningham

Screen: Southern Comfort (Avery)

Malorie Cunningham’s series Southern Comfort, created for her comedy duo Dolly Partners, was nominated for best web series at the Chain Film Festival in 2018.

Cunningham (‘14) had earlier co-founded the improvisation group Full Disclosure Comedy in Knoxville and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.

At UT, Cunningham, a journalism and electronic media major, remembers “teaching myself to edit, running to campus events to shoot a story, and rushing back to the writing studio to finish the newscast for that day. I was firing on all cylinders!

But my professor at the time, Dr. Swan, encouraged us to just grab a camera, go out, and do the work,” she adds. “Little did I know, I would use all that info to create some comedy. Isn’t life a gag?”

Cunningham has launched “Head Cow Productions” to host her new Southern-themed comedy sketches and co-stars in a monthly stage series called Sketchy History: A History Sketch Show.

(Image by Serenity Ewing)