MEET ASHER, THE

Award-Winning Comedian & Screenwriter

Asher O’Briant is a loud and proud advocate for inclusive comedy. His award-winning writing and standup have been heard from NYC, Pittsburgh Pride, to Alaska’s B4UDie Festival. Asher’s honored to perform on shows with talented stars such as Sam Jay, Robbie Hoffman, Billy Porter, and many more! Along with a rigorous performance schedule, Asher operates social media branding presences for Pittsburgh comedy venues to art museums, and he teaches comedy writing for sketch, stand-up, & theater at the downtown Pittsburgh Arcade Comedy Theater. With a stacked resume of previous projects to boot, Asher’s become one of the most sought-after standup comedians guaranteed to make yinzers laugh.

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Experience

Teacher for Sketch & Stand Up & Business of Comedy @ Arcade Comedy Theater 

Social Media Management & Content Creator @ the Andy Warhol Museum & Pop District

Top 6% of Global Screenplays on Coverfly’s “The Red List”

Host & Producer of Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Comedy Festival “Queer We Go” @ the Steel City Arts Foundation

Social Media Management & Content Creator @ Arcade Comedy Theater & Penny Arcade

Council Member of the Disability & Accessibility Creative Cohort @ Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Winner of Alaska’s B4UDie “Speed Dating” Comedy Competition Show

Featured Performer in Pittsburgh Pride’s Festival alongside Billy Porter 2022 

Playwright & Producer of “The Whole Shebang” @ the Scratch Theater

Performed as Brad & Frank in Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Casts from Seattle to Pittsburgh 

Gold in Screenwriting from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Creator, Writer, & Director for the house team “Fridge Art Sketch Show” @ Arcade Comedy Theater

Trained in Stand-Up by Comedian Steve Hofstetter, learned Sketch from Peabody Award-Winning Writer Rich Talico, and studied Screenwriting  under Emmy Award-Winning Screenwriter Richard Hawkins