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JT Habersaat

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Deemed the 'Godfather of Punk Rock Comedy' by 'Chicago Now', JT Habersaat has headlined the groundbreaking Altercation Comedy Tour for over a decade.

At once both observational and bitingly sardonic, JT has released a trio of albums on the Grammy-winning imprint Stand Up! Records, including his most recent one-hour special 'MISANTHROPE' which shot to #2 on the iTunes top 200 comedy charts. JT is a frequent guest on the Doug Stanhope Podcast, has appeared on Comedy Central's sketch program 'The Upright Citizen's Brigade', and acted in the cult Troma Films hit 'Toxic Avenger 4'. JT has also provided direct support for numerous punk and metal bands, including Off With Their Heads, Riverboat Gamblers, The Sword and The Dwarves. 

JT is a frequent festival headliner, having in recent years performed on Pouzza Fest Montreal, Akumal Comedy Festival Mexico, Bird City Comedy Fest Arizona, The Fest Florida, Punk Rock Bowling Fest Las Vegas, Fun Fun Fun Fest Texas and the nation-spanning VAN'S WARPED TOUR. Habersaat has consistently shared the stage with countless modern comedy legends such as Kyle Kinane, Henry Rollins, Janeane Garofalo and Doug Stanhope, and his 2nd novel 'KILLING FOR A LIVING' was released in late 2018 to much critical acclaim. He is also the author of 'The Altercation Archives'. 

 

JT was featured as the 'Drunkard of the Issue' for the 2019 issue of Modern Drunkard Magazine, a high honor indeed, and was also recently named one of the Interrobang's 'Next Big Thing Comics 2020'.

When not touring, JT hosts the weekly program 'The Road Podcast', which has featured guests such as The Flaming Lips, Robert Englund, Swans, Mike Patton and Joanna Angel, and curates the annual Altercation Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, recently hailed by New York Magazine's Vulture.com as one of their 'Top Comedy Festivals in the World'.

 

2021 will see JT embarking on some long-awaited new national tour dates alongside fellow comic Eddie Pepitone, dubbed the 'FOR THE MASSES' TOUR. 2021 will also see JT record a new album for 800 Pound Gorilla Records / Warner Music Group.

Due to the pandemic of 2020, JT also recently started making one-off custom action figure art pieces under the banner JT Custom Toys. His work recently appeared at the summer curated gallery show of the Los Angeles-based Sugarmynt Gallery, where it sold on opening day. In August 2020 JT also began hosting the twice-monthly livestream talk show 'The Road Live' for the Next Week Rocks platform, which has featured guests such as Brian Posehn and Joe Derosa.


JT likes bourbon, your pets, and long stretches of silence.