Misery Loves Company centers on a New Yorker (Emily C. Chang) who joins her friend in LA (Sara Amini) to live together in misery amongst the man-buns, wannabes, and Kombucha-lovers of Hollywood. Along the way, they try to find happiness while taking on casual racists, Youtube “influencers,” misogynists, cults, and general Millennial ennui. The result is a show that marries Broad City’s female-driven comedy with Master of None’s political commentary.
EMILY C. CHANG is a Taiwanese American Emmy Award-winning performer and writer who was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in New Jersey. Her TV and movie acting credits include hit shows such as The Vampire Diaries, The Blacklist: Redemption, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Bold Type.
She has written and directed several award-winning comedic shorts, including Mouthbreather,The Humberville Poetry Slam, and Parachute Girls, which was recently showcased as a finalist in NBC Universal’s Short Film Festival and is currently on Hulu. Emily graduated from the University of Chicago and from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.imdb.me/emilychang
SARA AMINI is an Iranian-Colombian actress and writer from Houston, Texas. A performer in the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase and a 2016 UCB Diversity Scholar, her acting credits include hit shows such as Veep, Modern Family, Fresh Off The Boat, and Scandal. She has written sketches for the Second City Hollywood, iO West, and Comedy Central stages, and her Youtube video “11 Character Impressions from Orange Is The New Black” has garnered over 750,000 views and was featured on multiple online publications, including The Huffington Post. Sara graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas. www.imdb.me/saraamini