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Dad, actor, comedian, Aaron Kleiber, energized, crowd-pleasing live performances with tales of life, marriage and fatherhood, had him break-out as one of the most in-demand feature acts - touring alongside the likes of Bob Saget, Jim Breuer, John Witherspoon and Harland Williams. Now, a bona fide headliner himself, touring all of North America. Seen on 'Gotham Comedy Live' (including 'Best of Season 2'), 'Standup and Deliver,' Nickelodeon, multiple appearances on Doug Loves Movies, in feature films and dozens of commercials. You can also hear him chat weekly on his hit podcast "GrownDadBusiness with comedians about parenting, childhood and the comedy life.
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Dad, actor, comedian, Aaron Kleiber, energized, crowd-pleasing live performances with tales of life, marriage and fatherhood, had him break-out as one of the most in-demand feature acts - touring alongside the likes of Bob Saget, Jim Breuer, John Witherspoon and Harland Williams. Now, a bona fide headliner himself, touring all of North America. Seen on 'Gotham Comedy Live' (including 'Best of Season 2'), 'Standup and Deliver,' Nickelodeon, multiple appearances on Doug Loves Movies, in feature films and dozens of commercials. When in Los Angeles, a regular performer at the Laugh Factory Hollywood and the Hollywood Improv. Aaron also studied improv comedy and writing at the legendary Second City in Chicago.
You can also hear him chat weekly on his hit podcast "GrownDadBusiness" with comedians about parenting, childhood and the comedy life - lauding guests like Todd Glass and Bobcat Goldthwait. When not on the road, Aaron resides in Pittsburgh, PA, producing multiple shows monthly like the weekly 'Comedy Sauce' showcase, the longest running independent comedy show in Pittsburgh and 'Standup GetDown,' an original standup comedy gameshow/party/competition with a monthly residence at Arcade Comedy Theater, and now being booked all over the country.
Aaron Kleiber has been entertaining his entire life — from climbing atop his grandmother’s coffee table as a child, being voted class clown in high school, to taking the stage at comedy clubs across North America today.
On the strength of his energizing, crowd-pleasing live performances, Aaron Kleiber emerged as one of the most in-demand feature acts in stand-up - touring alongside Bob Saget, Jim Breuer, Bert Kreischer, John Witherspoon, Josh Blue and Steve-O. Also seen on the #Deathsquad tour with Doug Benson, Tom Segura, Tony Hinchcliffe & Brian Redban and has made multiple (winning) appearances on the top rated podcast "Doug Loves Movies" with Doug Benson - along with the nationally syndicated, Bob & Tom Show. He’s also had the privilege to open for comedy greats like Billy Gardell, Emo Phillips, Bobcat Goldthwait - and one of his comedy idols, Sinbad. Now, Aaron Kleiber, a bonafide headliner himself, playing clubs across the United States and Canada. When in Los Angeles, a regular performer at the Laugh Factory Hollywood and the Hollywood Improv.
Kleiber made his nationally-televised stand-up debut on AXS Tv's 'Gotham Comedy Live' in 2013 (in which his set was used as part of it's 'Best of Season 2' episode) - shortly thereafter made his second on 'Standup and Deliver' on NUVO Tv, filmed live during the Cabo Comedy Festival in 2013. Named a top 5 finalist in the 2014 Big Sky Comedy Festival, judged by the biggest names in the comedy industry (Just for Laughs, CBS, SXSW, Comedy Central). Aaron was also was named by his hometown, “Best Local Comedian” by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2012 and 2013.
As an accomplished comedic actor, Aaron can be seen in a guest-starring role for the Nickelodeon series 'Supah Ninjas.' He co-starred in the film 'Help Me, Help You' opposite Sabrina Bryan (The Cheetah Girls, Dancing with the Stars), appeared in the acclaimed drama, 'Warrior,' starring Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte, for Lionsgate, featured in the original series The Mercury Men, seen on the Syfy Channel- along with appearing in dozens of national/regional commercials. Seen as the face of the Pennsylvania Lottery as President Grover Cleveland, adding to the muliptle chracters he's played for the PA Lottery. Aaron was known early in his career for producing, writing and acting in both, the groundbreaking independent film (and subsequent Web series) Captain Blasto as well as the beloved Star Wars mockumentary, 'A Great Disturbance,' both of which claimed multiple awards and fans at film festivals and fan fests nationwide. Aaron studied improv comedy and writing at the legendary Second City in Chicago for a short time before having his first child of three.
You can also hear him weekly on his hit podcast "GrownDadBusiness" chatting with comedians and creatives about parenting, childhood and the comedy life.
- with guests like Todd Glass, Harland Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait.
A native of historical steel-town, now a vibrant arts and tech city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aaron has been a fixture in the city's booming comedy scene, producing multiple shows monthly like the weekly 'Comedy Sauce' showcase, the longest running independent comedy show in Pittsburgh and 'Standup GetDown,' an original standup comedy gameshow/party/competition, now being booked all over the country, with a monthly residence at Arcade Comedy Theater, where Aaron also serves as Standup Director and Leaderboard Member.
Comedy Clubs..... Featured/Headlined[H)]/Festival[F]/Showcase
The Improv (Hollywood, CA; Ontario, CA [H}; Pittsburgh, PA [H]; Cleveland, OH; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Miami, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Louisville, KY [H]; Tampa, FL [H]) - Funny Bone (Columbus, OH [H]; Newport, KY; Dayton, OH; Toledo, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Huntington, WV; Hartford, CT; Virginia Beach, VA [H]; Omaha, NE; Syracuse, NY; St. Louis, MO) - Flappers Burbank, CA - Lovitz Comedy Club, Universal Studios, CA - The Comedy Store, Hollywood, CA - The Laugh Factory Hollywood, CA - Gotham Comedy Club, NY - Levity Live Nyack, NY - Mottley's Comedy Club, Boston, MA [F] - Nick's Comedy Stop, Boston, MA [F] - Hilarities, Cleveland, OH [H] - Go Bananas, Cincinnati, OH - The Comedy Attic, Bloomington, IN - Capt. Brien's, Marco Island, FL - Comedy Zone (Harrisburg, PA [H]; Charlotte, NC) - Zanies, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN [H] - Latitude Live (Pittsburgh, Indianapolis)- StarDome, Birmingham, AL - Vaudeville Cafe, Chattanooga, TN - DejaVu, Columbia, MO [H] - Dr. Grins, Grand Rapids, MI - Jr's Last Laugh, Erie, PA - Arcade Comedy Theater Pittsburgh, PA [H] - Underground Comedy Club Toronto, Canada [H] - Comedy Playhouse Buffalo, NY [H]; Laughing Gas Winston-Salem, NC [H]; Loony Bin Wichita, KS; Little Rock, AR - and more...
(A regular performer at Improv Hollywood & Laugh Factory Hollywood)
Headliners I've Worked with..... *Multiple Cities/Touring/Requested*
Bob Saget*, Jim Breuer*, Doug Benson*, Sinbad, John Witherspoon*, Tommy Davdson*, Tammy Pescatelli*, Harland Williams*, Mark Eddie*, Bobcat Goldthwait, Craig Shoemaker, Pablo Francisco*, Bert Kreischer*, Bobby Slayton, Steve-O*, Bret Ernst*, Bobcat Goldtwait, Ralphie May, Tom Arnold, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dave Foley, Emo Phillips, John Evans*, Steve Rannazissi, Rhys Darby, Deray Davis, Josh Blue*, Tom Segura*, Tony Hinchcliffe*, Brian Redban*, Christina Pazitsky, Matt Kirsen, Roy Wood Jr, Lil Duvall, Dean Edwards, Mitch Fatel, Guy Torry, Kevin Nealon, Ian Bagg, Greg Hahn, Aries Spears, Alonzo Bodden, Juston McKinney, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Godfrey, Eddie Ifft, Greg Warren, Dominique, Carlos Mencia, Josh Wolf, Chris Franjola, Mark Curry... and more.
2016 Limestone Comedy Fest, Bloomington, IN
2016 SLO Comedy Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA
2015 World Series of Comedy, Las Vegas, NV
2015 Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Standup Director/Emcee
2014 Big Sky Comedy Festival, Top 5 Finalist
2014 Rock on the Range Festival, Columbus, OH
2014 Limestone Comedy Fest, Bloomington, IN
2014 'Standup & Deliver' NUVOtv
2013 Cabo Comedy Festival
2013 'Gotham Comedy Live' AXStv
2013 'Best Comedian,' Pittsburgh Magazine
2012 'Best Comedian,' Pittsburgh Magazine
2011 Gilda's Club Great Comic Search, Winner
2012 WDVE Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
2011 Magners Boston Comedy Festival, Finalist
2011 Cincinnati Brew-Haha Festival