Fortress of Attitude
Scott Barkan: Hailing from the small town of Miller Place, NY, Scott Barkan picked up his first electric guitar on his 11th birthday and knew right away that he had rock in his heart. (Though doctors later confirmed it was an actual rock thanks to lax parenting.) Scott is the lead singer and guitarist of comedy rock supergroup Fortress of Attitude, and also performs with various singers and songwriters throughout the country, perhaps most notably with nerdy songstress Marian Call. Along with Gregg Zehentner he wrote the original screenplay Young Santa. He also co-created and stars in the Fortress of Attitude web-series.
Gregg Zehentner graduated from NYU where he was editor-in-chief of the university’s humor magazine The Plague. His original screenplay Young Santa was optioned by The Dark Knight’s executive producer, Michael Uslan. He has nationally toured for several years with his comedy/rock band Fortress of Attitude, and was a writer/performer for sketch comedy group Don’t Touch Me There, and has recently signed on as drummer for another kick-ass comedy band, H2Awesome. Gregg co-created and stars in the Fortress of Attitude web-series.
Pat Stango: Born into a family of ridiculous Italian stereotypes in Brooklyn, New York, Pat Stango early on decided to forgo a very lucrative loan-sharking career and instead pursue his comedic dreams. Pat served as editor-in-chief of New York University’s humor magazine The Plague. Pat co-created the monthly comedy variety show Don’t Touch Me There, which played to packed houses from 2006-2011 in downtown Manhattan. DTMT short films have been front-page featured on College Humor, Funny or Die, Cracked, Just For Laughs TV, and other popular sites. He is a co-creator of the Fortress of Attitude web-series, and director of FOA’s music videos.
Clayton Gumbert is a writer, actor and improv performer. He almost gave Martin Scorsese a heart attack once. Ask him about it the next time you’re on a date with him. Or just save your breath, because he WILL bring it up. In addition to holding instruments he can't play for various video/photo shoots, Clayton also co-created the Fortress of Attitude web-series, and co-stars in the role of “Clayton.”