Jorge Thomson is a comedy writer with Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Irish American roots. Jorge spent his childhood moving back and forth between Washington D.C. and New Mexico as his mother pursued her political career. Jorge disappointed his two lawyer parents by going to NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts to study acting.
After graduation, he performed in the company of an acclaimed New York production of Macbeth starring Kenneth Branagh. Since then, he’s performed sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (in both English and Spanish). Jorge worked as the Writers’ PA on the final two seasons of MODERN FAMILY and as a Development Assistant for comedy writer Abraham Higginbotham at 20th Television.
Jorge was a 2020 National Hispanic Media Coalition Writing Fellow, a semi-finalist for the 2021 Universal DreamWorks Animation Writers Program, and a finalist for the 2022 Walt Disney Writing Fellowship. Jorge is currently working as Showrunner's Assistant to Jeffrey Richman on his upcoming comedy series UNCOUPLED (Netflix). Jorge’s comedy pilot SORTA RICAN recently placed as a Top 10 Finalist in the 2021 Launch Pad Pilot Competition. Jorge’s writing is joke heavy and often aims to explore his own Latinx cultural identity crisis.