Mehdi Barakchian was born in New York City and currently lives in New Jersey and doesn't care for your opinion on the matter. He has studied sketch and improv at the UCB and the Peoples Improv Theater. You can catch him performing at Carolines on Broadway, The UCB Theater, and The Peoples Improv Theater and festivals like Comedy Centrals NY Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Unscripted NY, and NYC Improv Festival. Mehdi is Co-Host/Producer/Writer on NY Times and Time Out NY acclaimed Late-Night Talk Show "Brunch Night! with Jamie LeeLo" (Carolines on Broadway, Comedy Centrals NY Comedy Festival). In addition to teaching classes at The Peoples Improv Theater, you can catch him performing every Wednesday with PIT Improv House Team Hero Complex. He is also a proud member of UCB Comedy Digital Team Frohnson & Frohnson. If you do the web you can catch him in videos for Above Average, Mashable, The Kicker, UCB Comedy, and FOMO Daily. If you do the TV stuff you can currently catch him on CBS Hidden Heroes on Saturdays at 11am EST. Mehdi hopes to one day own a fridge that makes its own ice.