Jordan Allen-Dutton

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Jordan Allen-Dutton (born April 16, 1977) is an American writer, producer, and director best known for co-creating the play The Bomb-itty of Errors and his writing on Robot Chicken.[1]

Jordan was born in Palo Alto, California and graduated from New York University. In 1999, he co-created and starred in The Bomb-itty of Errors, a so-called "Add-Rap-Tation" of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, that mixed hip-hop and Shakespeare. The show debuted in New York (Off-Broadway) at 45 Bleecker St. and went on to run in London (West End), Chicago, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Dublin, Florida, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and continues to play around the world.[2] The Bomb-itty is published by Samuel French.[3]

In 2002, Jordan co-created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy series, Scratch & Burn and attended the Sundance Institute's Screen Writing Lab with a film adaptation of The Bomb-itty of Errors.

In 2004, Jordan formed Famous Last Nerds with collaborator Erik Weiner their musical comedy Nerds, about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs' rise from garage inventors to titans of the digital age premiered at New York Stage and Film in 2005 and won Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music in 2007. Their video Shawshank In A Minute was directed by John Landis and won Jib-Jab's Great Sketch Experiment in 2006.[4] Jordan co-wrote many songs with Erik Weiner including, "I'm So Straight", One Line on the Sopranos and I Google Myself produced by Yung Mars.[5]

Jordan has also written for and produced television shows such as America's Best Dance Crew, Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood, NBC's The Sing-Off, the MTV Movie Awards, and the HBO poetry show Brave New Voices.

In addition to writing and producing Jordan founded a software company in 2004 called Talking Panda,[6] that creates applications for mobile devices. Talking Panda's software iLingo a talking phrasebook was among the first products in the apple store [7] and was featured in Time Magazine in the Nov 03, 2008 issue. Talking Panda iLingo was also included in the iPhone App store on the day it launched.[8]


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