John Roberts has been wowing audiences with his live performance skills and original character work across the country and on television. He provides the voice of Linda in the upcoming FOX animated primetime comedy ‘Bob’ s Burgers,’ premiering January 2011. He has appeared on Good Day NY and MTV’ s It’ s On with Alexa Chung.. He is currently developing a pilot for MTV.
In April 2009, John performed “Jersey Days,” a brand new one-man show, at Ars Nova, co-written with Bob Odenkirk and produced by Jim Biederman. In 2010, he performed in a national tour with Margaret Cho and hosted a monthly show at Comix in NYC, featuring guests like David Cross, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman. Musically, 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 one of the standout performer/writers 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 has a huge cult following both young and old. He has over 14 million hits on Youtube and counting.