Born and bred in the faraway, crunchy land of New Hampshire, where Birkenstocks reign and cows sing, Tara Parian stole a covered wagon and escaped the monotony for the the Big Apple.
It was here where she fell into the mysterious rabbit hole of improv and sketch comedy. She co-created two video sketch teams, The Dirt-Poor Disheveled Divas and Bean Bin Productions. Her work has been featured in Cannes Short Film Corner, LA Comedy Festival and the Made In NY Filmmakers Showcase. After years of trials and tribulations she eventually made her way to SNL and was featured on multiple episodes.
Once she finished chewing up that Very Big Bruised Apple (choking on many seeds along the way) the western winds were whispering her name, so she climbed back aboard the stolen covered wagon and landed upon the utter chill Los Angeles. Tara now exclusively drinks kombucha on draft and spends her time bird hunting in the hills. She is currently a Creative Director at BuzzFeed.
Tara has been writing branded content for BuzzFeed since 2013. Here are some samples of her work.
CHARTS THAT PERFECTLY DESCRIBE MAKING PLANS WITH YOUR LGBT FRIENDS
The FDA came to BuzzFeed in an effort to help the LGBT youth quit smoking cigarettes. Tara worked closely with the in house design team to create this unique content piece that would reach those teens and remind them how harmful smoking can be.
THIS IS EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS AT AN EPIC MUSIC PARY IN VEGAS
JBL wanted to spread the word about their first exclusive music festival during the summer of 2017. Tara went to Vegas to soak in the experience and write a humorous longform narrative mainly about following Demi Lovato around all weekend.
WE FOUND THE QUIRKIEST VACATION SPOTS IN CALIFORNIA AND ACTUALLY STAYED THERE
T-Mobile came to BuzzFeed with the challenge of raising awareness for their ultrafast, nationwide network coverage, even in off the beaten path areas. For this piece of content Tara teamed up with another writer on the branded team to highlight some beautifully bizarre travel destinations, like Safari West in Santa Rosa.
STAND UP AND EAT
This three season web series features up-and-coming comedians to find out what they eat over the sink when no one's watching. It received attention from a variety of publications including Bust Magazine and was featured in the LA Comedy Film Festival. Comedians included Emily Tarver, Matteo Lane and Jacqueline Novak.
BEAN BIN PRODUCTIONS
Bean Bin Productions is a sketch comedy group made up of five talented women. Tara produced, wrote and starred in an array of videos, some of which were featured on Above Average. Her favorite sketch she wrote currently has over 120k views on YouTube.
Mortification is a short film Tara wrote, co-produced and co-directed with Bean Bin Productions. It was featured in the Made In New York Filmmaker Showcase and the prestigious Shart International Comedy Festival.
Before BuzzFeed, Tara was associate producing for Bravo's The Real Housewives of Miami, Married to Medicine, and MTV's MADE.