The Best of Craigslist started in 2012 as a comedic web series on Funny or Die starring John Pick. It has gotten over 250,000 hits and was nominated for Best Webseries by the LA Weekly.

It has been performed at South Coast Repertory, the Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub, and MiMoDa Studio in Los Angeles. In early 2013, after taking the video characters live for a couple of solo performances (South Coast Repertory, PowerViolence), John designed a rotating ensemble-based performance, using Craigslist posts as source material. We also have been performing posts and inviting the real poster to attend and meet their portrayer live onstage.

It has been playing to large and receptive audiences in Los Angeles bimonthly at the MiMoDa Studio.

The show is directed and produced by John Pick.


"Hilarious and simple."
-Timeout LA (Critics Choice)
"So genius….what acting is all about.”
-Southern California Public Radio
"Expertly edited…absurdly hilarious"
-LA Weekly
"One of L.A. best under-the-radar evening activities…leaving the audience with little room to breathe between deep belly laughter"
-LA I'm Yours



The cast is a rotating group of performers that includes:

Bob Kundrat, Michael Dunn, Taylor Coffman, George Ketsios, Brent Weinbach, Levi Petree, Malcolm Smith, Emilia Herman, Beth Stelling, Lizzie Prestel, Hutchi Hancock, Rachel Rosenstein, Ian Forester, Johnny Dinan, Jessica Lowe, Alice Johnson Boher, Dana DeLorenzo, Caroline LIndy, Molly Leland, Joel Gelman, Jesse Louis, Alex Polcyn, Rebekah Ward…and John Pick.