At once both observational and bitingly sardonic, and deemed the 'Godfather of Punk Rock Comedy' by 'Chicago Now', JT Habersaat has headlined the groundbreaking Altercation Comedy Tour for over a decade. Recently named one of the Interrobang's 'Next Big Thing Comics', JT's new one-hour comedy special 'Swamp Beast' was released in February 2022 on 800 Pound Gorilla Records / Warner Music Group and hit #1 on the Bestselling Amazon Comedy Charts on its first day.
An ever-present road dog often teamed with comedy legend and 'Bitter Buddha' Eddie Pepitone, JT has consistently performed at legendary venues such as The Comedy Store, Creek and the Cave, The Hollywood Improv, City Winery NYC and Dynasty Typewriter LA. His material can be heard worldwide in consistent rotation on platforms such as Today's Comedy Radio and XM Sirius.
JT curates the annual Altercation Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas, currently in its 6th year and recently hailed by New York Magazine's Vulture.com as one of their 'Top Comedy Festivals in the World'. He also hosts the twice-monthly livestream talk show 'The Road Live' for the Next Week Rocks digital platform, which has featured a variety of guests such as Brian Posehn, Lydia Lunch, Doug Stanhope, Tom Rhodes, Joanna Angel, David Yow, Kyle Kinane, Chad Daniels and dozens more. The show recently began production on its third season.
JT has released a number of albums on the Grammy-winning imprint Stand Up! Records, can be heard as 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. A prolific writer, Habersaat's most recent novel 'Killing For A Living' was released to much critical acclaim, and he is also the author of 'The Altercation Archives'. He is currently working on a new novel in 2022.
When not on tour, JT creates 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, and JT's art currently resides in the hands of such noted talent as Patton Oswalt, David Lynch, Jim Jefferies, Raymond Pettibon and many more.
JT enjoys bourbon, your pets, and long stretches of silence.