About

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

Jon was a staff writer for the comedy website Seriously.TV, the TV series The B.S. of A, and the MTV pilot America's Least Wanted. He's also written for The Onion, Above Average, Funny or Die, College Humor, Fusion, UCB Comedy, and McSweeney's. 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 film, Co-Workers, was the Special Jury Prize winner at the QuickieFest Film Festival. And his full-length musical, Zipperface!!?!: The Hobo Musical, had a sold out run at the New York International Fringe Festival.

In addition, Jon is a writer, performer, and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, currently appearing weekly with the house improv team By the Book. He also hosts the comedy podcast The Emoji Movie: The Podcast (which has nothing to do with The Emoji Movie) while also writing and directing 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.

Representation:
Kaitlyn Flynn, ICM Partners (agent)
Brandon Stein, Brillstein Entertainment Partners (manager)

 

Photo credits:

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