New York improviser: Mehdi Barakchian

Mehdi Barakchian

Mehdi Barakchian was born in New York City and currently lives in New Jersey — and doesn't care for your opinion on the matter. He has studied sketch and improv at The UCB and The Peoples Improv Theater.

Mehdi is Producer/Writer/Sidekick on the NY Times and Time Out NY acclaimed late night talk show Brunch Night! with Jamie LeeLo. Most recently, he helped develop and acts as Producer for UCB Comedy's live theater show UCB Comedy Live! in New York. He also produces and hosts the cross-theater improv show No Affiliation which brings improvisers from different theaters to play on one stage. He regularly performs improv and sketch all over NYC with his indie teams Bueller and Kibbles and Bits and co-hosts the weekly improv jam Base Jam. In addition to teaching classes at the Peoples Improv Theater, you can catch him performing weekly with PIT improv house team Lovers. His latest project is with his comedy partner, Jamie LeeLo, and is called Gray Couch Productions - check it out. Mehdi hopes to one day own a fridge that makes its own ice.

Follow him on twitter @ReadyMehdi