New York improviser: Jon Bander

Jon Bander

Jon Bander is an actor and comedian in NYC. He has been doing comedy of all forms for the past 9 years. You can catch him performing at the Magnet Theater with improv house team Phooka and Pope! the musical, or doing standup and sketch at various NYC venues. He was a founder/actor/writer of the sketch group BAM, and creator/host of the variety shows Her Majesty's Standup and We Think This Might Work. He has previously performed in such shows as The Wake, The Wisdom Circle, Factory Factory and The Shandling. As an actor he has tackled roles as challenging and divergent as Meat Loaf, Santa Claus and Evil Archbishop. Jon has studied with many of the finest improv luminaries including Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, TJ Jagodowski, David Pasquesi, Joe Bill, Mick Napier and Susan Messing to name a few.

Jon graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. Mostly his journalist notepads were for writing jokes or cartoons about how bored he was.

Most people just call him Bander. Feel free to do the same.