Jim Mendrinos

Jim Mendrinos

Jim Mendrinos, a versatile comic and writer living in New York City, has been one of the most sought after comedy writers of his generation. He started writing and performing his stand-up at the age of 19, sharing the stage with future stars Chris Rock and Colin Quinn. Soon after he began touring across the country with Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks, all the while honing the comedic skills that audiences have come to love.

As a performer Jim has appeared on Comedy Central, and is one of the most sought after club acts. He is a regular performer at Gotham Comedy Club, and has performed internationally. He has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, NBC, and FOX.

Jim is also one of the most sought after comedy writers, having contributed jokes to touring comedians such as Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers. He has contributed jokes to many late night television shows; including SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S WEEKEND UPDATE featuring Colin Quinn. He was the sole writer for USA NETWORK PRESENTS: THE PROBLEM CHILD, Staring Gilbert Gottfried.

Jim was also the first talent coordinator for Gotham Comedy Club, and is a respected industry expert who has lent his opinions and observations on comedy to publications such as The Daily News, Newsday, Daily Variety, Time Out New York, and the BBC. He is also a columnist for the industry publications "Two-Drink Minimum" and "Sheckey Magazine."

Jim is uniquely qualified to teach stand-up comedy from a performer's, a talent buyer's, a writer's, and an industry insider's point of view. Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with one of the best.

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