JT Habersaat and Kristin Lytie at The Broken Magic Comedy hour

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A native New Yorker currently calling Austin, Texas home, JT Habersaat has headlined and curated the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour since its inception in 2008, averaging 130+ shows per year. He is currently signed to Stand Up! Records. His Altercation Tour album 'Hostile Corporate Takeover' was released on vinyl in 2013, featuring cover art by Raymond Pettibon (Black Flag, Sonic Youth), and his one-hour comedy special 'Misanthrope' shot to #2 on the Itunes Top 200 Comedy Charts upon its release in August 2016. His most recent album is a limited edition vinyl split with Mishka Shubaly, also released in 2017 by Stand Up! Records and Grammy-winning executive producer Dan Schlissel.

JT has performed alongside numerous comedic powerhouses such as Brian Posehn, Ben Roy, Kyle Kinane, Joe Sib, Janeane Garofalo and many more, and remains one of a handful of comics ever invited to share the stage with Black Flag's Henry Rollins. Habersaat is also a consistent performer alongside many of Doug Stanhope's Unbookables crew, including Kristine Levine, Mishka Shubaly, Andy Andrist, Henry Phillips and Brett Erickson. He has appeared numerous times as a guest on the Doug Stanhope Podcast as well.

In addition, JT remains a 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 many more.

Habersaat is a repeat headline performer at numerous festivals, including Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas, Akumal Comedy Festival Mexico, Fun Fun Fun Fest Texas, The Fest Gainesville, Vans Warped Tour and Pouzza Fest Montreal. His television and film roles include appearances on Comedy Central's 'Upright Citizen's Brigade', Troma's 'Toxic Avenger 4', the horror/comedy film 'Fun With Hackley: Axe Murderer' and many more.

JT is the author of 'The Altercation Archives', published in 2012 and currently in its 2nd printing, and his new novel 'Killing For A Living' was released in summer 2018. JT has also contributed a chapter to Chuck Ragan's (Hot Water Music) novel 'The Road Most Travelled', and hosts the weekly TheRoadPodcast.com, which currently boasts over 40K downloads. JT has guest hosted on national broadcast radio station 'Today's Comedy' as a featured comedian of the week, and in October 2018 was invited to join Joe Sib and Jim Breuer on the road as they opened arena shows for thrash legends Metallica.

JT initiated and curates the annual Altercation Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas every September, which New York Magazine recently included on its list of 'best comedy festivals in the world'. When not on tour JT enjoys bourbon, his cats and silence.

Kristin Lytie has performed stand up comedy in basements, laundromats, and dive bars all across the country. She cut her teeth in the Chicago comedy scene and was even named a "Comic to See" by the Chicago Tribune. An eternal optimist, she has worked in progressive politics for the past ten years as a community and union organizer. That passion has brought her back to Green Bay, Wisconsin to organize in the deep red of her home.

Kristin has opened for Eddie Pepitone, Eliza Skinner, and has performed in the Altercation Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Beast Village Comedy Festival (Des Moines, IA), Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Madison Comedy Week, Bird City Comedy Festival (Phoenix, AZ), Let's Fest (Fort Wayne, IN), Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival (Columbus, OH), Cream City Comedy Festival (Milwaukee, WI), Floodwater Comedy Festival (Iowa City, IA) and more.

She hosts a monthly show called Fan Club Comedy to bring unique touring comics to NE Wisconsin. Kristin has also funneled her love of horror movies into a podcast called Bloody Mary which discusses horror movies through a lens of sexuality and feminism. Guests have included professors, comics, musicians and sex workers.

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