Anthony Jeselnik has quickly established himself within the comedy world. He is a stand-up comedian that has become well known for his refusal to shy away from controversial topics. Jeselnik currently produces, writes and hosts his own show for Comedy Central called “The Jeselnik Offensive,” a weekly topical show that is bringing his unique brand of comedy to the masses. In the show, which just began it’s second season, Jeselnik discusses the current week’s news stories and hosts a panel of comedian guests to dissect other topics. Jeselnik also recently released his second hour long stand-up special on Comedy Central called “Caligula.”
Jeselnik hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Tulane University before heading to New York to begin his stand-up comedy career. He became well-known for his appearances on “The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump” and “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.” Jeselnik has also performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and was the irst ever stand-up comic to appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He was also a writer for Fallon and received an Emmy nomination for his work on “A Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education.”
Jeselnik was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2008 and was also listed as one of Comedy Central’s Hot Comics in 2009. In 2010, he released his critically acclaimed debut comedy album, “Shakespeare” through Comedy Central Records.
Jeselnik currently resides in Los Angeles and will embark on a multi-city stand-up tour this spring.