career as a standup comic, headlining extensively throughout North America, and performing on dozens of television shows, including Caroline's Comedy Hour,An Evening At The Improv, and performing his
own one-hour comedy special, Comedy Now, at the Toronto Opera House for Canadian television.
also appeared at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.
moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where he
wrote for MTV
, and appeared on Seinfeld.
has written screenplays for numerous production companies and is the author of the bestselling Little, Brown novel Diamond Dogs, which won a number of awards including France's
2004 Prix Printemps (best foreign novel from the Independent Bookseller's Assoc.) and the American Library Assoc.'s Alex Award.
In 2007 his
play, Eddie, Kill The President was produced in Los Angeles at the SFS Theater to rave reviews.
Mr. Watt first taught a summer creative writing workshop at UCLA in 1998, and has been teaching and lecturing on the creative process in LA and at colleges around the country ever since.
spent three years teaching storytelling to inner city high school students through the non-profit arm of Spoken Interludes.
founded LA Writers' Lab
in 2002 as a place for writers to deepen their craft by learning to marry the rigor of structure to the freedom of the muse.
has taught everyone from award-winning authors to A-list screenwriters, journalists, poets, actors, professional athletes, war veterans, housewives, doctors, lawyers, television showrunners, Emmy-winning
directors, first-time writers, and anyone else with a story to tell.