Anthony Jeselnik is a well-known American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, nonsequiturs, biting insults, an arrogant demeanor, and a stage persona that frequently takes amoral stances.
Jeselnik was a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in its first season and hosted a Comedy Central Presents in 2009. After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Shakespeare in 2010, he began writing for the Comedy Central Roasts and moved up to performer in the 2011 roast of Donald Trump.
Jeselnik continued to perform on the roasts of Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr in 2012. In 2013, he hosted his own Comedy Central series, The Jeselnik Offensive, for two seasons and released his second album, Caligula, which doubles as an hour-long standup special.
On July 22, 2015, Jeselnik replaced JB Smoove as the new host of NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series Last Comic Standing. His second stand-up special, Thoughts, and Prayers premiered in October 2015 on Netflix. Jeselnik starred in the first season of the NFL Media podcast “RJVP” along with friend Gregg Rosenthal. The second season debuted in 2018 on the Comedy Central Podcast Network under the slightly different name “JRVP”.
Jeselnik is 42 years old as of 2020, he was born on December 22, 1978, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on December 22, every year, and his birth sign is Capricorn. Jeselnik will be turning 43 years on December 22, 2021.
Jeselnik stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m). However, details regarding his other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Jeselnik Weighs 154 lbs (70 kg). Known for his captivating personality, Jeselnik has blue eyes and the color of his hair is brown.
Jeselnik is a highly educated and qualified person. He graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 1997. Jeselnik earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a business minor from Tulane University in 2001.
During his senior year at Tulane, his girlfriend unintended burned down his house, which he would later use as early stand-up material. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity while at Tulane University.
His original dream was to write the great American novel, but an internship in Los Angeles between his junior and senior years of college convinced him there were other avenues for a writer.
Parents and Siblings
Jeselnik was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 22, 1978, the son of Stephanie Jeselnik(mother) and Anthony F. Jeselnik(father), whose surname and ancestry originates from Slovenia. He was brought up in Upper St. Clair.
Anthony Jeselnik Wife
Jeselnik is an atheist. He has dated comedian Amy Schumer. He is a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, having watched them growing up and adored Louis Lipps and Mike Webster. His favorite player is Hines Ward.
Jeselnik does not have a girlfriend at present, but he was in a well-publicized relationship in the past. He dated Amy Schumer, with whom he has been maintaining good terms even after their breakup. All in all, Jeselnik, the comedian who has been inspiring millions of people with his dark sense of humor seems to have a good heart too.
Why did Anthony Jeselnik and Amy Schumer break up?
Jeselnik is yet to find a soul mate for himself. The 42 -year-old bachelor was once romantically linked with Amy Schumer, who also happens to be a stand-up comedian. They dated for a couple of years from 2009 – 2011. The time they spent together during their work at Celebrity Roasts and Comedy Clubs brought them together. They parted their ways after Schumer became a rom-com girl of Hollywood.
After breaking up, they shared their reasons in an interview. Jeselnik said, “There was good and bad like in any other relationship. If it was great, we would still be together. But we figured it out. We are friends now, it’s good. She has got the romantic comedy market cornered. I am happy for her.”
Later, Amy also stated in another interview that they didn’t have a “bad breakup” and said what led her to call it to quit with Jeselnik was that “he was not attentive enough.” As they ended the relationship in a friendly term, they accompanied each other on a tour alongside 20 other comics for the 2015 Oddball Festival.
On Larry King’s show, Jeselnik hilariously said, “Well, you know everything I touch turns to gold, so I think she is gonna have a great career. She should be thankful for what I have done for her.” After splitting with Schumer, Jeselnik has not been romantically linked with any woman. He is currently busy focusing on his career.
Anthony Jeselnik Children
As of now, there isn’t any documented report on the public records about Jeselnik having kids. Nevertheless, this information is currently under review and will be updated once we get it from a credible source.
Anthony Jeselnik Net Worth
Jeselnik has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2021. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a comedian. Through his various sources of income, he has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
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Anthony Jeselnik Wikipedia
- Full Names: Anthony Jeselnik.
- Gender: Male.
- Occupation / Profession: Comedian.
- Nationality: American.
- Race / Ethnicity: White.
- Religion: Atheist.
- Sexual Orientation: Straight.
- Age / How Old?: 42 Years Old.
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn.
- Date of Birth: December 22, 1978.
- Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
- Birthday: December 22.
- Body Measurements: Pending Update.
- Height / How Tall?: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).
- Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg).
- Eye Color: Blue.
- Hair Color: Brown.
- Shoe Size: Pending Update.
Anthony Jeselnik Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Anthony F. Jeselnik.
- Mother: Stephanie Jeselnik.
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Pending Update.
- Marital Status: Single.
- Wife/Spouse: Not Available.
- Dating / Girlfriend: Single.
- Children: Pending Update.
Anthony Jeselnik Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: $3 million dollars as of 2021.
- Salary: Pending Update.
- Source of Income: Entertainment.
Anthony Jeselnik House and Cars
- Place of living: U.S.A.
- Cars: **** or Car Brand to be Updated
Anthony Jeselnik Career
Jeselnik’s Comedy Central Presents stand-up special premiered in 2009, and he was named one of Comedy Central’s breakout comedians of the year alongside Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, Whitney Cummings, Donald Glover, Matt Braunger, T. J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jon Lajoie. In 2009, Jeselnik was hired as a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
His dream job, predating standup or his first comedy class, was to sit around a table and “throw out jokes with people you respected.” After getting the job, Jeselnik’s pitches would be continually shot down as they were too dark. For example, he routinely fought for a single joke regarding obesity each day for a month, and although Fallon liked the joke, he felt uncomfortable performing it as it would likely jeopardize his likability with the obese.
During this period, he was a regular at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York City. Jeselnik would work hard each day for the show and then proceed to go to Comedy Cellar, have a “big stiff drink,” and do his act, feeling “miserable.” In March 2010, he approached the show’s producers and told them he wanted to leave. “We understand—you want to go by Anthony Jeselnik,” they said.
He recorded his debut album, Shakespeare, and in 2010 began writing for the Comedy Central Roasts. Jeselnik, who refers to roasts as “the Super Bowl of comedy,” loved roasts during college and always tried to write for them. While Jeselnik was writing for the David Hasselhoff roast, Comedy Central executives took an interest in him and offered him an opportunity to perform on the next roast.
Knowing that this would be his “big moment,” Jeselnik refers to the Roast of Donald Trump as “one of my favorite moments of my life because no one knew who I was and it just really caught everybody by surprise. And the next day, my life was completely different.” While Jeselnik had previously been headlining clubs, the audience often was unfamiliar with his brand of comedy; after the Trump roast, the crowds got bigger and Jeselnik felt more comfortable.
Immediately following his performance, the network offered Jeselnik a “three-point deal” in which one receives an hour special, three Comedy Central roasts, and a development deal. Jeselnik went on to perform at two more roasts, the Comedy Central Roasts of Charlie Sheen in 2011 and Roseanne Barr in 2012. Jeselnik appeared at the Power of Comedy event in November 2012.
In 2013, Jeselnik hosted his own Comedy Central series, The Jeselnik Offensive. In preparing the show, Comedy Central was looking for a half-hour, a four-nights-a-week show following The Colbert Report titled Midnight. Jeselnik’s main draw was the monologue, where he felt he could tell jokes that he was unable to do on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
For the pilot, Jeselnik did a test interview with a celebrity but felt “so wrong it just fit me like a bad suit.” For the show’s first episode, Jeselnik performs cancer-related standup for a cancer support group. “I had to fight with Comedy Central to put that on the first episode,” said Jeselnik.
The network felt uneasy using the sketch as an introduction. Jeselnik pointed to the premiere episode of Chappelle’s Show, in which Dave Chappelle plays a blind African-American Klansman, which he regarded as “one of the edgiest things they ever did.” As such, the sketch opened the first episode and received a positive reception; Jay Leno called to inform Jeselnik “how much he loved the cancer segment.” The Jeselnik Offensive ran for two seasons on Comedy Central from February 19, 2013, to August 27, 2013.
Jeselnik’s first standup special, Caligula, premiered in 2013. October 2015 saw the debut of The Rosenthal & Jeselnik Vanity Project (RJVP), a podcast available on NFL.com hosted by Jeselnik and fellow Tulane graduate, NFL Network’s Gregg Rosenthal.
In 2015 Jeselnik released his critically acclaimed third stand-up special, and first for Netflix, Thoughts, and Prayers. The hour-long stand-up shows Jeselnik’s trademark dark humor for the first 40 minutes and for the first time personal anecdotes for the last 20 minutes.
He discusses his grandmother’s funeral, the Boston Marathon bombing, the cancellation of the Jeselnik Offensive, and the death threats he receives. Thoughts and Prayers were widely regarded as one of the best stands up specials of 2015.
In September 2018 Anthony Jeselnik returned to Comedy Central, signing a multi-platform development deal which includes new episodes of a weekly podcast, The Jeselnik & Rosenthal Vanity Project (JRVP), where Jeselnik is joined by his friend and NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal, and by producer and NFL Network director Erica Tamposi. Jeselnik’s latest stand-up special, Fire in the Maternity Ward, was released by Netflix on April 30, 2019.
Anthony Jeselnik TV Show: The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive was an American late-night television program that aired on Comedy Central. It was hosted by stand-up comedian Anthony Jeselnik, who extended his onstage character into weekly, topical humor with a sociopathic, dark twist. The show primarily consisted of a monologue and two panelists who joined Jeselnik in adding a humorous take on shocking, lurid news stories.
The series premiered on February 19, 2013, on Comedy Central. It was renewed for a second season on April 26, 2013, and aired on July 9, 2013. On November 11, 2013, Comedy Central canceled The Jeselnik Offensive after two seasons, most likely motivated by the show’s low ratings.
The Jeselnik Offensive has been described as a combination of the late-night comedy series and a podcast. Each episode opens with a monologue from Jeselnik, which focuses on tragic news and dark humor. The following segment can sometimes be a comedic remote or an audience-participation game (“Which Kind of Asian Is This?”).
Several recurring bits are used: “Sacred Cow” is a segment that takes a subject deemed off-limits, and proceeds to make several jokes about it. Each segment uses its platform to tackle such “off-topic” topics as cancer, bullying, and missing children through jokes. The following two segments feature guest panelists who continue the wicked take on news.
In the final segment, “Defend Your Tweet,” in which Jeselnik digs up an old tweet by each of the panelists and confronts them with it. At the end of each show, Jeselnik looks back at faux “Best Moments” from the broadcast, and closes the show with his sign-off phrase, “Good night, kids, go read a book.”
The series was taped at Hollywood Center Studios in Los Angeles.
Anthony Jeselnik Tour
Anthony Jeselnik Tour Dates
Date City Venue
06/21/2019 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
06/21/2019 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Anthony Jeselnik Movies
- Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers
- Miss March
- Down & Dirty with Jim Norton
Anthony Jeselnik Caligula
Jeselnik brings his signature dark and twisted point of view to this extended and uncensored special. He holds nothing back, routinely saying things most wouldn’t ever dare. Anthony is not for the easily offended or humorless.
Anthony Jeselnik Philadelphia
Jeselnik, Pennsylvania’s sensational and multi-talented comedian is bringing his indelible comedy to Fillmore Philadelphia! Anthony Jeselnik was born in Pittsburgh in 1978 and is a comedian, television host, writer, producer, actor, and podcast personality. His style of comedy focuses on dark humor, misdirection, nonsequiturs, biting insults, and an arrogant persona that frequently takes amoral stances.
He’s had a stellar career with 3 comedy albums/specials (Shakespeare, Caligula, and Thoughts and Prayers) and he’s been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (for his writing work on Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education). In 2013, he got his own TV show (The Jeselnik Offensive) and it aired on Comedy Central for 2 seasons.
His other TV credits include appearances on Premium Blend, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Just for Laughs, Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump, Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Maron, Garfunkel and Oates, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Last Comic Standing.
He’s also credited as a writer for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards and for the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist with his charismatic stage antics and unique brand of comedy!
Anthony Jeselnik Shakespeare
Shakespeare is the debut album by comedian Anthony Jeselnik released digitally on September 21, 2010, by Comedy Central Records.
A bonus track released separately and used to help promote the album. It features Anthony berating an audience member who interrupted his set by shouting, “Ninja”.
Shakespeare was met with extremely positive reviews. Napster claimed “[His] outstanding writing and shameless self-promotion bordering on a cult of personality are a winning combination. One of the best comedy albums of the season.” Punchline Magazine’s Brendan McLaughlin praised the album stating, “Anthony Jeselnik writes great jokes—plain and simple.
He’s a master of the one-two punch. Now, he’s not the only game in town when it comes to slinging one-liners, but he’s one of the best, and here’s why: Jeselnik’s stand-up embodies one of the most distinct, specific, unflinching comic personas on the scene today.” The same publication then even chose it as its comedy album of the year.
Saying, “Despite his relatively young age (he’s 31 as of this writing), Jeselnik is one of the best joke writers in comedy. His album Shakespeare is that confirmation. From start to finish, he delivers pristine, precise, and economical bits with the polish of a 20-year stand-up veteran. There was a lot of solid comedy released this year, but no other album gave us as rich an experience as Shakespeare.
Frequently Asked Questions About Anthony Jeselnik
Who is Anthony Jeselnik?
Jeselnik is a well-known American comedian, writer, actor, and producer. He is known for his dark comedy style, which emphasizes ironic misdirection, nonsequiturs, biting insults, an arrogant demeanor, and a stage persona that frequently takes amoral stances.
How old is Anthony Jeselnik?
Jeselnik is an American national born on December 22, 1978, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
How tall is Anthony Jeselnik?
Jeselnik stands at a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).
Is Anthony Jeselnik married?
Details about Jeselnik’s love life are still under review. We will let you know when he gets in a relationship or when we discover helpful information about his love life.
How much is Anthony Jeselnik worth?
Jeselnik has a net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2021. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
How much does Anthony Jeselnik make?
According to our reliable sources, Jeselnik’s annual salary is currently under review. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.
Where does Anthony Jeselnik live?
Because of security reasons, Jeselnik has not shared his precise location of residence. We will update this information if we get the location and images of his house.