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Gab Bonesso

Gab Bonesso is a Pittsburgh comedy veteran who pioneered the city's alternative-comedy scene. In 2004, after graduating from Duquesne University with a degree in Theater Arts, Gab created underground comedy rooms at Club Cafe and Brillobox as an alternative to comics who didn’t fit into the traditional comedy club scene. She was named the “Best Comedian in Pittsburgh” by readers of both the Pittsburgh City Paper and Pittsburgh Magazine, has appeared at the Seattle Sketch Comedy Festival and The New York City Underground Comedy Festival, and toured the continental United States and Canada while sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters from 2011-2013.

Gab’s written work has appeared online, in print, on radio, and on television. In 2012, Gab began a partnership with Josh Verbanets of the band Meeting of Important People, creating The Josh & Gab Show - a musical comedy show created to combat bullying. Josh & Gab have taken their live program to over 500 schools, in addition to having been featured in anti-bullying PSAs for WQED-TV. Gab has also been a featured speaker for TEDx where she discussed the role of adults within the anti-bully movement.

Gab’s performance style is best described in this excerpt from Pittsburgh Magazine: "[Gab] has long danced on the border of comedy, theater, performance art, and general mayhem. Her style is so unique (and her material so singular and specified to her life) that branding it simple stand-up is off the mark; in performance, Bonesso is something else entirely, a whirlwind of humor, confession and theatrical abandon." Gab is the first comedian signed to Misra Records.


  • From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania