Anthony Scibelli is a handsome stand-up comedian, writer and filmmaker currently based out of Boston.
He began writing and performing comedy while he was a student at Brandeis University, and since then, his disarming style, clever joke writing and unique worldview have made him a powerful new voice in comedy. Combining strings of one-liners, sharp observational material and idiosyncratic story-telling, Anthony charms audiences with his dry wit and healthy sense of the absurd. His material examines topics as varied as life, death, video games, sex, rock ‘n’ roll and video games.
He was recently featured on a special live show of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
As a filmmaker, he has won multiple awards, and as an actor he has lost some. Driven, the film he co-wrote with the sketch comedy group “Brainfox,” won “Best Film” at the 2014 Boston 48 Hour Film Project. His self-titled web series, The Anthony Scibelli Web Series, which he wrote, directed and starred in, launched in January 2016, and has since won “Best Web Series” at the September 2016 LA Film Awards and an Award of Recognition from the 2016 IndieFEST Film Awards, as well as being chosen as an Official Selection for the Boston Comedy Festival and the Boston Film Gala.
He is a writer on the monthly live alt-trivia show The Old School Game Show and appears every month as the bandleader/sidekick for the live talk show “So That Happened!”
He writes articles and sketches for Cracked.com, Splitsider.com and UnSceneComedy.com. His writing has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Boston Compass, and has been linked to by ReadersDigest.com and the New Yorker Literary Blog.
He was once retweeted by the Monkees.
Some choice quotations about our hero:
“He brings to the table an old school, cerebral type humor (think Woody Allen meets Lenny Bruce).” – Peter Levine, Rock Journalist, The Malden Observer
“Our expert on arcane pop culture.” – Jack O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief of Cracked.com
“I like [his] glasses.” – Henry Winkler, in conversation