Bio

Janet is a Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Austin, Texas. She just finished writing a feature for an Emmy award winning director. She was head writer for the pilot of "Tequila" for Sparxs Studios. Janet also wrote and developed two pilots for her former bosses at NBC, where she was an Executive Assistant in The Chairman's Office.

She has done standup at Drunkalogue, Tao Comedy and Hot Tub. She was featured on episode 2 of La Lista: A Latinx Writers Podcast.

Janet won the 2017 Scriptwriter's Network Drama Script Competition for her Halt and Catch Fire spec "Holding Out for a Hero". Her original dramedy pilot "Sauced" achieved Second Rounder status in the 2019 Sundance Institute Episodic Lab. She is a graduate of UCB's Sketch & Improv Programs. Janet has written sketches for stages all over LA, including UCB, iO West, ACME Comedy and The Ruby.

Janet was a member of the sketch teams Mike Pence's Big Queer Nightmare and The Ruby's house sketch team The Volcano. She studied showrunning with Beth Lapides as an Associate Producer at UnCabaret Comedy and is the host/producer of Drunkalogue, a monthly show featuring sober comedians (and a few not so sober) telling their favorite drinking stories, past and present.

Janet is represented by Tiauna Jackson at The Jackson Agency (818)538-5305 or tj@tja.agency

Hire Me

Currently seeking a staff writer role. Take a look at her resume.

Janet's Half Hour Dramedy Pilot "Sauced" earned a Second Rounder status in the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab.

Logline: After a celebrity chef has a public meltdown, is arrested and loses the #1 LA restaurant ranking, he must start over. If he can stay sober and humble himself to work community service in a charity kitchen, he might get a second chance.

To read Sauced or other samples, please contact Tiauna Jackson at The Jackson Agency (818)538-5305 or tj@tja.agency

Janet's former boss at NBC offers this recommendation: “I’ve watched Janet blossom over the last few years as a writer. Every time we talk she’s achieved a new milestone. From sketch to improv at UCB to producing and hosting her own monthly stand up show, she has continually impressed me with her original scripts, strong work ethic and perseverance. She has an ability to nail dialogue while getting to the heart of the scene. Besides all of that, she’s funny, fun and a joy to be around. I know she’s ready to break out and would be an asset to any writers room.” - K.M.

Stand Up

Janet hosts and produces Drunkalogue, a monthly show that features your favorite comedians (some sober, some not) sharing their stories of rock bottom to redemption. The show is at The Clubhouse in Los Feliz every second Wednesday of the month. The show is currently on hiatus until comedy clubs open up again.

Take a Sketch Class – Stand Up – Janet Quinonez (43 sec)

If you are interested in performing on Drunkalogue, please reach us at drunkalogueshow@gmail.com or our website

Past performers include Liam McEneaney, Fielding Edlow, Doc Farrow, Tom Allen, Laura House, Emerson Dameron, Melinda Hill, Anna David, Anna Rajo, Alex Duong, Bucky Sinister, Jackie Kashian, Jules Posner, Patrick Susmilch, Zach Noe Towers, Debra DiGiovanni, Eddie Pepitone, Dustin David, Kyle Kinane, Laurie Kilmartin, Megan Koester, Danielle Perez, Mary Patterson Broome, Travis Coles, Andy Erikson, Travis Jones, Maggie Maye, Lexie Grace, Vanessa Gonzalez, Mary Anne Parker, Whitmer Thomas, Daniel Rugg Webb, Fizaa Dosani, Brent Weinbach, Steph Tolev, Brian Finkelstein, Conan O'Brien, Langston Kerman, Matt Lieb, Kevin Camia, Dave Ross, Anna Valenzuela, Kristal Adams, JC Coccoli, Chris Martin, Sara Schaefer, Wynter Spears, Kurt Braunholer, Rhea Butcher, Liz Glazer, Robby Hoffman, Andrew Michaan, Alex Rubio, Greg Edwards, Simon Gibson, Ever Mainard, MK Paulsen, Kira Soltanovich, Jeneta St.Clair, Radu Bondar, Elise Golgowski, Kyle Mizono, Jil Chrissie, Shane Torres, Jackie Fabulous, Beth Lapides, Adam Newman, Biniam Bizuneh, Andy Kindler, Alexa Loftus, Anyi Malik, Jessica Sele, Lindsay Adams, Stephen Agyei, Jay Light, Irene Tu, Melanie Vesey, Jordan Doll, Mekki Leeper, Travis Clyburn, Papp Johnson, Valerie Tosi, Beth Stelling, Sharon Houston, Joe Kwaczala, Rachel Mac, Allison Mick, Kai Choyce, Joleen Lunzer and Tyler Fowler, Brandie Posey, Suwon Weaver, Kevin Turner, Ashley Barnhill, Rachel Fogletto, Amy Miller, Tiff Stevenson, Emma Willmann, Mikey & Teddy, Willie Macc and Liza Treyger.

Please check out our new monthly Twitch show Comedy Trash to Treasure. To be in our live "studio" audience on Zoom, hit us up on Eventbrite.

Sketches - Written by Janet

The Cat Sitter Sitter

February 2018

School Competition - UCB Sketch Grad Show

UCB Franklin - December 2017

Tinder Cat - Caturday Night Live

UCB Sunset Main Stage - November 2017

Erma Eats for You - Pussies Grab Back Sketch Show

iO West - November 2017

Video Game Vixen - Pussies Grab Back Sketch Show

iO West - July 2017

A Short To Do List - Pussies Grab Back Sketch Show

iO West - June 2017