Jonathan Krisel is the co-creator, writer, executive producer, and director of IFC's Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Jonathan’s work on Portlandia has garnered six Primetime Emmy nominations, a Writer’s Guild of America award in 2013 and a Peabody Award in 2011.
Jonathan got his start in television when he created the Brooklyn cable access series HyperDimensional Fortress. The show garnered the attention of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and which led to Jonathan's collaboration on the AdultSwim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, as director and co-executive producer.
In 2009, Jonathan started making acclaimed shorts for Funny or Die, including early versions of “Rich Dicks” and “Ed Hardy Boyz” with comedian Nick Kroll. Those sketches would later become staples of Comedy Central's Kroll Show, which Krisel co-created, wrote, produced and directed in it's first two seasons.
Jonathan also has a successful commercial career having shot with celebrity talent including Will Arnett for AT&T and most recently, Amy Poehler for Old Navy. Jonathan has also shot campaigns for Dr Pepper, Dentyne and Sony to name a few.
Most recently Jonathan directed Louis CK and Zach Galifianakis’s new pilot for FX and Man Seeking Woman, another FX project from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.