An east coast native who first stepped on a comedy club stage at the age of 16 in New York City, Altercation Punk Comedy Tour headliner JT Habersaat has since become the face of DIY comedy for the contemporary punk scene. His ground-breaking Altercation Punk Comedy Tour has earned JT critical raves in the national spotlight and an ever-growing legion of diehard fans.
JT Habersaat has since appeared on Comedy Central as well as in the Troma cult hit ‘Toxic Avenger 4’ opposite Ron Jeremy. He has acted as direct support for comedic legends such as Doug Stanhope, Brian Posehn, Andy Dick and Jeanine Garofalo, and JT is one of a handful of comics ever invited to share the stage with Black Flag's Henry Rollins.
He remains a consistently requested support act for many bands, recently performing with such notable peers as Teenage Bottlerocket, Sloppy Seconds, The Murder Junkies, Krum Bums, The Adolescents, Lower Class Brats, Chuck Ragan, Tim Barry, M.O.D., Riverboat Gamblers, Dead To Me, Off With Their Heads and D.C. hardcore legends Scream. JT has performed at just about every major music festival in the U.S., including Fun Fun Fun Fest, Punk Rock Bowling Festival Las Vegas and The Fest Gainesville. He is also one of six comics ever invited to perform on the nation-spanning Vans Warped Tour.
In August 2012 JT recorded a live set before a sold-out audience at the New Movement Theater in Austin, Texas for Grammy-winning comedy imprint Stand Up! Records. The new album, dubbed 'Hostile Corporate Takeover' and boasting art by famed illustrator Raymond Pettibon (Black Flag), was released in March 2013. The album also features sets from current Altercation Tour members Mack Lindsay, Joe Staats, Mike Wiebe and Billy Milano.
When not performing, JT is a sought-after journalist and a constant comedic columnist for such national publications as 'Amp Magazine', 'New Noise' and 'Re:Com'. Habersaat released his first book 'The Altercation Archives' in May 2012 (which debuted as the #1 best-selling book on Interpunk.com), and also contributed a chapter on DIY touring to Chuck Ragan's (Hot Water Music) new literary collection 'The Road Most Travelled'. His recent play 'Starting From Scratch' will be performed at the 2013 Short Short Fringe Festival.
JT lives in Austin, Texas when not on the road.