John Early (comedian)

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John Early
Born (1988-01-21) January 21, 1988 (age 30)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Occupation Actor

John Early (born January 21, 1988) is an American comedian and actor. He has appeared on 30 Rock as Jenna Maroney's son and in the independent film Fort Tilden. He stars in Search Party, which was written partly by Michael Showalter and also stars Alia Shawkat.[1]


Early was featured on Lauren Lapkus' podcast (Episode #41, August 28, 2015),[2] as well as Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which was released on Netflix in the summer of 2015. He tours around the country with his stand-up/variety show "Literally Me"[3] and also hosts a monthly variety event (called Showgasm) at Ars Nova in New York City. He has made voice appearances on two episodes of Bob's Burgers as brunch blogger Dalton Crespin.[4]

Early frequently collaborates with comedians such as Hamm Samwich and Kate Berlant in a variety of sketch and filmed presentations.[5] In 2016, he wrote and starred in his own 30-minute episode of the sketch show Netflix Presents: The Characters.[6] He also had a small role as Evan in the 2017 comedy Beatriz at Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Early is from Nashville, Tennessee. His father was a Presbyterian minister; his mother, a minister of the Disciples of Christ. He attended the University School of Nashville. He graduated from New York University where he majored in Acting. When he was 11, he became a big fan of Australian actress Toni Collette and ran a fan website devoted to her after seeing her in Clockwatchers, Muriel's Wedding and The Sixth Sense.[8]



  1. ^ "'Arrested Development' Alum Alia Shawkat to Star in Jax Media Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter. 22 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "John Early: Celebrity Wow with Tyler LIVE, episode #41 of With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus on Earwolf". Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pretending to be Serious with Comedian John Early «  The WILD Magazine". Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ Wellen, Brianna (October 1, 2017). "Bob's Burgers returns with a little help from its fans". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ Branum, Guy (April 2, 2014). "John Early Is Young, Hungry and Coming Down the Stairs". Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Netflix Orders Innovative Sketch Series 'The Characters' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "John Early Has the Smallest Role in Beatriz at Dinner". Late Night with Seth Meyers. June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ "John Early Used to Run a Toni Collette Fan Website". Late Night with Seth Meyers. 7 June 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c "John Early". IMDb. Retrieved June 8, 2017. 

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