About

Jon Bershad is a writer and performer currently living in New York, a city where writers and performers tend to live.

Jon has written for The Onion, MTV, Above AverageMcSweeney's, Funny or Die, College Humor, Fusion, UCB Comedy, and was a staff writer for the TV series The B.S. of A. He's currently a staff writer/on-air talent for the comedy website Seriously.tv, where he writes and produces new videos daily. His original pilot script History's Greatest Monster was a Top 10 finalist in the Script Pipeline 2016 TV Writing Contest and a finalist in the 2016 Second City Original Sitcom Contest. His short, Co-Workers, was the Special Jury Prize winner at the Quickie Fest Film Festival.

Jon spends most of his time doing comedy throughout the above-mentioned New York City.. Much of this is done through the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre where he was a writer for the house sketch teams Beige and One Idiot, is an occasional sketch writing teacher, and currently improvises with the house improv team Dr. Snake. He also writes and directs videos for his own YouTube channel. Videos there have been written up in The AV Club, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Daily Dot, and more.

In his previous non-comedy life, he worked as a Contributing Editor for the news site Mediaite. During his time there, he was called a "worst person in the world" by Keith Olbermann, a "punk" by Andrew Breitbart, and "one of my favorite bloggers" by some guy who isn't famous so who cares. Oh! Dan Savage once said he "gets it"! That was nice.

In summary, Jon's a swell guy who makes funny things.

 

Photo credits:

David Bluvband - orange background
Sharon Alagna - video arcade
Timothy Bailey - messy
Anna Rubanova - sitting