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Josh Meyers is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Josh was born and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating, Josh moved to Amsterdam to be an actor at Boom Chicago. From there, Josh was hired into the cast of Mad TV (1995), where he became known for his celebrity impressions, such as Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey. The sketch, “A Football Thing”, which he wrote and performed with frequent partner Ike Barinholtz, is historically one of MADtv’s biggest viral hits, with over 5 million views on YouTube. 

Recent television roles include The Mindy Project (2012) (as a singing male prostitute) and a regular role on The Awesomes (2013), an animated superhero series, where he plays the insufferable “Perfect Man”. Film works include Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno (2009), where he played “Kookus” and the role of Liberace’s attorney in the Emmy-winning Behind the Candelabra (2013). Josh is developing the sitcom, “Untitled Meyers Brothers Project”, for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video along with fellow “Boom Chicago” alum, Peter Grosz (The Colbert Report (2005)). Josh performs improv comedy regularly at the Hollywood Improv as well as stand-up comedy throughout Los Angeles and in Pasadena’s famous Ice House.

Years Active at Boom


Boom Chicago Show Credits

Think Quick (1998)

Everything’s Going to Be All Right—and Other Lies (1999)

Two Thousand Years Down the Drain: From Jesus Christ to Jerry Springer (1999)

Live at the Leidseplein: Your Privacy Is Our Business (2000)

Europe: We’ve Created a Monster (2001)

Boom Chicago’s 25th Anniversary Show at Carre (2018)

Boom Chicago Comedy Festival (2021)