Photo by Ed Bornstein

Photo by Ed Bornstein


Stanley Sievers is a writer, director, actor, and comedian currently in Chicago, IL.

Recently, he directed a parody commercial for Funny or Die called the Aryan 2 Sleep Machine. It was featured in Huffington Post. Check out the website for it here - ARYAN2.COM

He has written/directed a bunch of projects that have screened at festivals across the country. Some of these projects earned him multiple awards/nominations including “Best Director” at Austin Comedy Film Festival and “Best Editing” at Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. Some did not.

He co-starred in and co-produced the independent pilot, Rap Skool, which was an official selection of New York Television Festival 2017, a top ten finalist for Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts Competition, and an official selection of Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

He performed at iO Chicago with the Harold team, Cadaver, and in his solo show, People I Hope Aren't Real. He also performed at Annoyance Theater in Everyone's a Critic. He also performed with the improv teams Strawberry and The Blue Angels. You can find him writing/performing solo sketch comedy around town.

After high school, he co-founded and toured in the hardcore punk band, Dead Icons, from 2008-2013. They signed to Bullet Tooth Records and released an album called “Condemned” which is available on Spotify, iTunes, and probably some other places too. If you listen to it, he might make .25 cents eventually. During this time, they were featured in Hails & Horns, Alternative Press, and Lambgoat. They toured all over the US, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico with bands like Counterparts, Harm’s Way, Foundation, and others.

Stanley is originally from Lexington, KY and loves it there.