The Cooties is a musical comedy trio based in LA. Ethan Edenburg, Eric Jackowitz, and Jacob Jeffries have been friends since before their voices dropped. With backgrounds as professionally trained musicians and songwriters, they blend sketch, music, and mixed media into an unforgettable experience, whether it’s on camera or live on stage.
They have very quickly gained incredible momentum in Los Angeles with several residencies in some of the city's biggest venues. Currently the boys play out of UCB Sunset with their own monthly show, "After Dark." The Cooties made a big impression on music/comedy guru Reggie Watts after opening up for him at El Cid. Reggie quickly became a mentor to the guys and they have all performed together many times. Reggie has also lent his talents to videos for The Cooties. Most notably, for a comedy pilot created with JASH and released on Verizon's Go90 named "Dad Friends."
When not constantly performing around town, The Cooties can be found writing their next song, sketch or TV show idea. The trio is constantly creating, and like true comedy addicts, always chasing the next laugh.
ETHAN EDENBURG is an accomplished musician/producer and comedic actor with an education from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. First taking the stage at 12 years old, Ethan has never stopped performing. He has created original music for commercials, television/film trailers, and award winning short films. Ethan has also created several videos which have been featured on the Funny or Die homepage. Merging the worlds of music and comedy, Ethan is often described as "revolutionary" or "perfect" or "just ok" or "who?"
ERIC JACKOWITZ is an LA based drummer and comedian who has played all over the world with numerous artists such as Nick Waterhouse, George Clinton, and Emily Kinney. He has written national commercials, and has his writing published in The Higgs Weldon. He is also in the house band for The Todd Glass podcast, featured on the Nerdist Network.
JACOB JEFFRIES is a singer/songwriter from South Florida. Previously published by Warner Chappell and sponsored by Baldwin Pianos, he incorporates a unique style of storytelling in his songwriting displayed through captivatingly raw performances. Jacob has shared the stage with Gavin Degraw, Pentatonix, Allen Stone, Eric Hutchinson, Andy Grammer, Sister Hazel, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Dashboard Confessional. After an EP release (Neighborhood Nights 2013) & a few singles, Jacob is currently writing music for television and just finished a new record with producer Jared Faber. The creative duo just released the first single of the upcoming record "Hometowns"
RAUL B FERNANDEZ has been directing for over a decade with work ranging from comedic advertising to branded content to music videos and TV. He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Master’s Degree in Film, and also a graduate of the UCB School of Improv Comedy. His directing work has won numerous awards include a Cannes Lion and a D&AD Pencil. Comedienne Kate Micucci has been heard crediting him with launching her career with his music video for her song "Dear Deer" in 2006.