Chelsea Devantez

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationNew York University (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
  • Comedian
  • Writer
  • Actress
  • Podcaster
Years active2014–present
Known forCelebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez
TelevisionThe Problem with Jon Stewart

Chelsea Rose Devantez is an American comedian, writer, actress, and Podcast.

In 2017, Devantez first rose to prominence when she joined The Opposition with Jordan Klepper as a writer. [1] Following The Opposition, Devantez began her own podcast, Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez[2], before becoming the head writer of The Problem with Jon Stewart in 2021.[3]

Early Life

Devantez grew up in the American Southwest with a single mother.[4] She studied drama at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.[5]


While at New York University, she studied at The Second City and Columbia College Chicago Comedy Studies program.[4]

In 2014, she began acting in The Second City's mainstage revues to mixed critical response.[6][7][8]

Later in 2017, Devantez joined the writers room of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.[1] Following the cancelation of The Opposition she wrote several episodes for second season of the 2017 revival of The Gong Show.Afterwhich, she went on to write for different television programs including Abby's, Bless This Mess (TV series) This Mess, and Girls5eva. She also wrote, directed, and stared in a short film, Basic, which premiered at the 2020 SXSW Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award.[9]

Devantez began producing and hosting a podcast in 2020 titled Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez, that consists of new guests discussing Memoir written by Female Celebrities.[2]During the same year, she sold a single-camera television show entitled This Is Our Year to CBS, which is inspired from her life growing up in the southwest with a single mother; she created the show with Barbie Adler and 20th Television.[10]

In 2021, Devantez was named the head writer of The Problem with Jon Stewart, after she was a writer for an untitled Jon Stewart HBO project in 2017[11] that was cancelled prior to production beginning due to "technical problems."[12]

On February 28, 2022, it was announced Devantez had signed a multi-year deal with 20th Television to produce and oversee original comedy projects, and that she would be departing from her role as head writer of The Problem with Jon Stewart.[13][14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Opposition with Jordan Klepper Writer 59 episodes
2018 The Gong Show Writer 10 episodes
2019 Abby's Writer Episode: "The Fish"
2019 Bless This Mess Writer Executive story editor (19 episodes), story editor (5 episodes), written by (3 episodes)
2021 Girls5eva Co-producer 8 episodes; also, written by episode: "Catskills"
2021 The Problem with Jon Stewart Head writer 8 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Basic Gloria Short film; also director, writer, and executive producer


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wright, Megh (2017-09-19). "Here's the Writing Staff for Comedy Central's 'The Opposition with Jordan Klepper'". Vulture. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Celebrity Book Club". Chelsea Devantez. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  3. Otterson, Joe; Otterson, Joe (2021-02-23). "Jon Stewart Sets Showrunner, Creative Team for Apple Current Event Series". Variety. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Chelsea Devantez". The Second City. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  5. "SXSW Film Festival on Amazon Prime". Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  6. Jones, Chris. "REVIEW: 'Panic on Cloud 9' on Second City Mainstage". Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  7. Adler, Tony (2015-12-10). "Second City disappoints with Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  8. Jones, Chris. "Review: 'Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu' is Second City like you haven't seen it before". Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  9. "Chelsea Devantez". SXSW 2022 Schedule. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  10. Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2020-10-09). "Mother-Daughter Comedy 'This Is Our Year' In Works At CBS From Chelsea Devantez, Barbie Adler & 20th TV". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  11. Maas, Jennifer; Maas, Jennifer (2022-02-28). "'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Head Writer Chelsea Devantez Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal at 20th Television". Variety. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  12. "HBO scraps Jon Stewart project after technical problems". The Toronto Star. 2017-05-24. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  13. White, Peter; White, Peter (2022-02-28). "Chelsea Devantez Strikes Overall Deal With 20th Television". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  14. Porter, Rick; Porter, Rick (2022-02-28). "'Problem With Jon Stewart' Head Writer Chelsea Devantez Exits for 20th TV Overall Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  15. Maas, Jennifer; Maas, Jennifer (2022-02-28). "'The Problem With Jon Stewart' Head Writer Chelsea Devantez Signs Multi-Year Overall Deal at 20th Television". Variety. Retrieved 2022-04-07.

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