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Christopher Storer
Born1981 (age 42–43)
  • Screenwriter
  • director
  • producer

Christopher Storer (born 1981) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.[1][2] He became widely known as the creator, co-showrunner, writer, and director of the drama series The Bear (2022–present), for which he has won three Emmy Awards.

Early life

Storer was born in 1981 and grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois. It was here that he met Chris Zucchero, the owner of Mr. Beef, the sandwich shop which became the basis for The Bear.[3] His sister Courtney is a professional chef who serves as a culinary supervisor on the series.[4]


Storer rose to prominence with his collaborations with Bo Burnham - directing the comedy specials what. (2013) and Make Happy (2016), as well as serving as a producer on Burnham debut feature Eighth Grade (2018) - and Hasan Minhaj, on his comedy special Homecoming King (2017), which received a Peabody Award. Storer would then serve as a director and an executive producer on the comedy-drama series Ramy (2019–2020).

Personal life

Storer is in a relationship with actress Gillian Jacobs, who guest starred in season two of The Bear.[5]






Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2013 Bo Burnham: what. Yes No No Comedy special
2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy Yes No No Comedy special
2017 Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King Yes No No Comedy special
2018 The Comedy Lineup Yes No No 16 episodes
2019–2020 Ramy Yes No Yes Executive producer (20 episodes)
Co-executive producer (4 episodes)
Director (6 episodes)
2019 Ramy Youssef: Feelings Yes No Yes Comedy special
Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago Yes No No Comedy special
Dan Soder: Son of a Gary Yes No Yes Comedy special
2020 Little Voice Yes No No 1 episode
2021 Dickinson Yes No No 2 episodes
2022–present The Bear Yes Yes Yes Creator, co-showrunner

Executive producer only

Year Title Notes
2017 Jerrod Carmichael: 8 Comedy special
2018 Chris Rock: Tamborine Comedy special
Drew Michael: Drew Michael Comedy special
2019 Home Videos
Sermon on The Mount Documentary
Lil Rel: Live in Crenshaw Comedy special
2020 Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One Comedy special
Drew Michael: Red Blue Green Comedy special


  1. ^ "Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King". Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Spirit Awards: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Wins Best Feature; Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. February 23, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "What Inspired 'The Bear'? The Show's Creator Explains It All". Esquire. July 22, 2022. Retrieved December 12, 2023.
  4. ^ McCarthy, Amy (June 28, 2023). "Chef Courtney Storer Is the Reason the Food on 'The Bear' Looks So Damn Good". Eater. Retrieved December 12, 2023.
  5. ^ Rankin, Seija (June 30, 2023). "Molly Gordon Found Catharsis — and Bolognese — on Set of 'The Bear's Second Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 12, 2023.