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Jon Rudnitsky is a stand-up comedian who hails from Harrington Park, New Jersey. He spent his teenage years performing in musicals in high school and doing open mics at The Comic Strip in New York City. Despite his abysmal grades and SAT scores he was accepted to University of Southern California's BFA Acting Conservatory where he was given the John Ritter Memorial Award Jon Rudnitsky for Outstanding Comic Performance by the School of Theatre faculty and chosen to be the BFA Commencement speaker by his fellow classmates.
Throughout school Rudnitsky continued to perform comedy regularly at The Groundlings, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and the Ice House. In his senior year, he won the Laugh Factory's Laugh Bowl college comedy competition.
Rudnitsky has made several viral YouTube parodies including "House of Cards Junkie," which was featured on Variety and SundanceTV's "The Writers' Room," "True Detective Oscars Parody," which was featured on Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, "#Selfie Parody #Dickpic," which was featured on Elite Daily, and "The Jewish Hunger Games," which was featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Time, CBS News, and NY Magazine.
Rudnitsky was selected as one of the New Faces at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He performs stand-up comedy at clubs, colleges and casinos around the country, featuring for Andrew Santino, Steve Byrne, Adam Ray, Julian McCullough, Brent Morin and other major headliners.
Rudnitsky made his television debut on CBS's "Criminal Minds."