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’s coordinated social media branding presences for comedians, venues, and even art museums. He teaches comedy writing for sketch, stand-up, & producing at the downtown Pittsburgh Arcade Comedy Theater, the Steel City Arts Foundation, & gratis classes at the QMNTY Center. 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 & Social Media Coordinator @ Arcade Comedy Theater & Asso. Penny Arcade

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

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

Featured Short Film @ The “Mattress Factory” Abstract & Contemporary Art Museum 

Creative Consultant for Accessibility & Inclusion @ Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Featured Performer/EMCEE in Pittsburgh Pride’s Festival 2022-2024

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

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

Gold in Screenwriting from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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

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

Creator, Writer, & Director for the traveling theater troupe “Fridge Art Sketch Show” 

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