Tight Five: JT Habersaat
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Dubbed 'the godfather of punk rock comedy' by Chicago Now, and a recent 'comic ready to break big' by The Interrobang, JT has released three albums on the Grammy-winning imprint Stand Up! Records and is a constant tourmate of 'The Bitter Buddha' Eddie Pepitone.
A repeat performer at venues such as The Comedy Store and The Hollywood Improv, JT has appeared on Comedy Central, is a regular guest on the Doug Stanhope Podcast, and has acted as national support for the likes of Brian Posehn and Henry Rollins.
JT also curates the annual Altercation Comedy Festival in Austin, TX, dubbed by Vulture.com to be 'one of the best comedy festivals in the world', is the author of several books, and his new one-hour special will be released worldwide on 800 Pound Gorilla / Warner Music Group in early 2022.
Here's what's catching JT's fancy these days - in Tight Five Format!
Making Custom Action Figures
I stumbled into JT Customs during the nightmare of 2020, wanting to see if I could make a few as gifts for friends. Next thing I knew, I was in a Stephen King-themed gallery show in LA and trading art through the mail with Raymond Pettibon. I basically create one-off action figures of pop-culture folks, be it punk legends, horror movie creatures or just plain weird and funny-to-me designs. JT Customs is what I have branded it as, and it's wild to me that it has kind of taken on a life of its own as a legit side-career. Who knew?