Smart, intensely funny perspective fueled by everything from social conscience to personal failures.
Harry Terjanian started his career at 18 doing stand-up in the grimy comedy clubs of New York City. Harry's smart yet intensely funny perspective is fueled by everything from social conscience to personal embarrassments. Harry's background and varied skills have taken him down a strange but rewarding journey into show business.
As a Stand-Up Comedian:
In addition to playing major clubs in New York City, Harry has toured clubs, colleges, and theaters across America, playing to audiences of hundreds and thousands at high capacity venues such as New York’s Town Hall Theater, Chicago's McCormick Convention Center, Syracuse University, U-Mass, NYU, and many others, as well as opening for the likes of 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander.
He has taken part in several national comedy festivals including being a runner-up in the New York Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comics Competition, a finalist at the New York Comedy Festival's Andy Kaufman Awards, and a finalist in the Disney sponsored Do You Think You’re Funny? Contest which gave him the opportunity to perform at the Improv in California.
As a Stage Performer:
Harry is a regular at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater where he's written/performed his one-man show, the “No Fact's Zone,” as well as several critically acclaimed sketch comedy shows as part of the HammerKatz sketch group.
He is also part of a sketch duo, Shut Up, Stupid! with Stephanie Sottile. Shut Up, Stupid! has performed at many highly acclaimed theatres in the New York City including the National Comedy Theatre, Under St. Marks Theatre, Theatre For The New City, the People’s Improv Theatre, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre, and many others. They are currently working on bringing their show, I Hate You: A Couple’s Love Story, around New York and surrounding cities.
He is currently working on another one-man show in conjunction with the Bleeker St Theater and is a recipient of the Emerging Comics of New York Award for best sketch group for his work with HammerKatz.
As a Broadcast Personality:
Harry has been seen on MTV, heard on the nationally syndicated Opie and Anthony show, and as a regular on the Ron and Fez Show (XM Satellite Radio),
As a voice-over artist:
Harry's impressions and original characters have provided an audible backdrop to several fun and interesting projects including:
*Numerous characters as a regular on the syndicated Ron and Fez radio show
*Voicing the lead villain in the campy/horror film “Won Ton baby,”
*Appearing regularly on “Citizen Radio” playing such beloved characters as John McCain, Dennis Miller, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson etc.
*Performing characters for “DerrickComedy,” Youtube's top rated Comedy channel.
Harry Terjanian currently resides in the New York City area and is a graduate of New York University, (That’s where the “smart” in “smart-ass” comes from).
Projects just in the last year:
Finished lead role in film “Won Ton Baby.”
Finished lead role in independent “Guy With Camera.”
Finalist in the Andy Kaufman Award -NY Comedy Festival
Performed in “Funniest Comedians in NYC” -NY Comedy Fest
Runner-up, Emerging Comics Competition NY Comedy Fest
Finalist-Adam Sandler's “Funny People” competition
Guest starred in web series “Nintendo Week,”
Became regular on Citizen Radio with Jamie Kilstein
Received tryout for Montreal Comedy Fest
Received tryout for Comedy Central's Live at Gotham
Performed at the annual Yearly Kos convention
Appeared at New York Horror Film Fest