Jim Festante

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Jim Fesante is an active actor and writer, performing in numerous plays in New York in such Off-Broadway venues as The John Houseman and INTAR theaters. As an improviser, he began with Possible Side Effects, a troupe he co-founded in college that performs weekly in NYC. With Possible Side Effects, he's toured colleges across the country, opened for "Weird Al" Yankovic, and developed two television pilots. Also, their first independent film Reality & Stuff was picked up for national distribution.

He recently completed a sketch show, The Incorrigible Mr. J, which he co-wrote with Matt Donnelly and Rebekka Johnson. The three performed the show to sold-out houses and extended their run twice at the PIT.

Jim has appeared in Microsoft's online series ESP Billy, in numerous commercials (including Scene It?, IO Digital Cable, and Comedy Central), TV pilots for MTV, Broadway Video and The N, and on MTV's Damage Control. He performs improv regularly at the PIT and Magnet Theaters, and played on the Upright Citizens Brigade house team Optimist International. He does a killer Bill Cosby impersonation.

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