John Roberts continuously wows audiences with his live performance skills and original character work in shows accross the country and on television. He currently provides the voice of Linda in the Emmy-nominated FOX primetime animated hit Bob’s Burgers and has appeared on Good Day NY, MTV’s It’s On with Alexa Chung, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
In April 2009, John performed Jersey Days, a one-man show co-written with Bob Odenkirk and produced by Jim Biederman, at Ars Nova in New York. In 2010, he was part of a national tour with Margaret Cho. John also hosted a monthly show at Comix in New York, which featured guests like David Cross, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman. Recently, John performed to sold out houses at Caroline’s Comedy Club and Joe’s Pub. As a musician, John formed the band Opti-Grab, which went on to play with such acts as Blondie, Gogol Bordello, Scissor Sisters, and Tom Tom Club. He has worked with Debbie Harry, Jack Pierson, and The Ones in several musical collaborations.
John first gained attention as a standout performer and writer on YouTube. His first viral video “The Christmas Tree” was hailed as an instant comedy classic. It was nominated for a broadband Emmy award and was featured on VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central Insider and countless other blogs and websites. The follow up “Jackie & Debra” won The Comedy Smalls award in London, was featured on YouTube, and formed a huge cult following with audiences both young and old. John currently has over 15 million hits on Youtube and counting. John Roberts is also one of the few artists who have been asked feature on Lorne Michaels online distribution network, Above Average.