Cricket Arrison is a director, writer, comedian and performer. Her work has appeared on IFC, Adult Swim, and film festivals and stages across the country.
Cricket cut her teeth as part of the experimental video and comedy group Wham City Comedy, the creative team behind the viral Adult Swim infomercials Unedited Footage of a Bear and This House Has People In It. In addition to those shorts, with Wham City she performed in, produced and wrote on projects including The Mirror (IFC), the Adult Swim interactive miniseries The Cry of Mann and The Call of Warr, and Off the Air (Adult Swim). She toured nationally with Wham City and performed live comedy in festivals, well-known clubs, at Comic Con, and in a lot of sweaty basements with poor ventilation.
As a performer, Cricket specializes in creatures, monsters, scary women, and weird little guys. She creates hyper-physical characters who are so absurd and exaggerated that they become completely human. In addition to her TV work, she has appeared in Amanda Kramer’s Give Me Pity, Stephanie Barber’s In The Jungle, and numerous short films and plays.
Cricket’s experimental short film Some Day All This Will Be Yours (2023) premiered at Frameline and played the Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Sydney SXSW and more. Her horror short CHOMP (co-directed with Suki-Rose for Brain Dead Studios) premiered at Fantastic Fest 2023. She directed the short film HELP (Adult Swim), the Two music video for Flock of Dimes (Sub Pop Records), and other streaming and independent short content.
Cricket lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.