John Early is a comedian who has been described as "endearingly honest and absurdly funny" by The New York Times; "A cross between Dennis the Menace and Christopher Guest" by PAPER Magazine; and most impressively, "cute and young and blonde" by The Huffington Post. Early recently created and starred in a comedy special for Netflix playing a variety of original characters. He'll be appearing soon in Neighbors 2 opposite Dave Franco, the upcoming Netflix original series Love executive produced by Judd Apatow, season 2 of Difficult People, and in The Disaster Artist opposite Sharon Stone. His previous credits include Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Broad City, High Maintenance, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, 30 Rock, and the indie features Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize) and Other People (Day One Film at Sundance in 2016). He also lent his voice to the upcoming HBO animated series Animals and was a writer on season 4 of truTV’s Billy on the Street.

Early is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He was named one of the Ten Best Comedians of 2015 by Time Out NY, 50 Comedians to Watch in 2015 by Vulture, and one of the Top Ten Downtown Cabaret Performers in New York by Time Out New York. John performs his solo show Literally Me (New York Times Critics' Pick) at Joe's Pub, a live sketch show Hey™ with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant, co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop, and has been a part of numerous comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, South by Southwest, Riot LA, Treasure Island Music Festival, and Festival Supreme. John is from Nashville, Tennessee and a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, where he studied at the Atlantic Acting School.


What projects did you work on at SPACE?

I developed my upcoming comedy special for Netflix, which was released on March 11th, 2016 as part of their inaugural season of The Characters.


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