Don Fanelli

Don performs with The Stepfathers every Friday night at 9pm and travels across the country with The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company. He also occasionally performs with Hot for Teacher, the UCB Faculty Show, at the UCB East. His sketch show Sketches From An Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show just completed its run. Don has studied improv under many amazing teachers at the UCB and is also a graduate of the William Esper Studio, having studied with Bill Esper in the two year acting intensive. UCB Theatre credits include The Chris Gethard Show, Character’s Welcome, Chris Gethard’s ( ), Sketch Cram, Death Wears Stilettos, The Movie, Cops & Robbers, The Brooks Brothers Clambake, and A Harry Potter Musical. Don has been on many Harold Teams including Sandino and Salmon Diane and Maude Teams Gramps and Dinner. He can also be seen performing often with his indie teams: Fuck That Shit! (A Comedy Team), Dreadnought (Performed in a sushi restaurant), and Sabonis (Winner of the 2011 & 2012 3×3 Tournament and 2013 finalists). Don has appeared on 30 Rock, The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV’s Failosophy, Hey Girl, and Girl Code, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and in various Above Average, College Humor, UCB Comedy, and LandlineTV videos. Don has also performed at the NY Sketchfest and Chicago’s Just for Laughs Festival. Diddy personally gave him the nickname, Luther, with no explanation. So he will answer to that now. Check out updated videos at: www.don-fanelli.com

Guest Appearances

The Revenant Package

improv4humans #277February 9, 2017

Charlie Sanders, Don Fanelli, and Laura Willcox join Matt Besser to experience a hardcore snow room on this week's improv4humans! A child services agent has issues with interior design, a congresswoman takes a stand against her own daughter's artwork, and an author…

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Gallant and Gallant

improv4humans #258September 22, 2016

Allan McLeod, Mike Mitchell, Don Fanelli, and Laura Willcox join Matt Besser on this week's episode of improv4humans. They follow Mike as he strives to trap himself a wife, find out what Game of Thrones would be like if it followed a…

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Happy Rain

improv4humans #253August 18, 2016

Danielle Schneider, Don Fanelli, and Dannah Phirman join Matt Besser on this week's improv4humans! They improvise scenes about the best reason to get the redshirt on a football team, wealthy homeowners engaged in serene shakedowns, and a hands-on approach to finding out…

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Don Fanelli and Laura Willcox: Fixher Upper with Chap and Joyanna

Chap and Joyanna Baines (Don Fanelli and Laura Willcox) are the stars of HBTV's Fixher Upper. Chap and Joyanna love to fix up homes, renovate new homes, and give the women who live there advice on how to fix the upper part…

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Don Fanelli: Trash Talk with Tony Tushie

Welcome back trash baggies to the 10th episode of Trash Talk hosted by Tony Tushie (Don Fanelli)! It's the podcast for Garbage men by Garbage men where we talk about the trash, the biz, and trash talk some people. This week Tony…

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LIVE from DCM 17 Pt. 2

improv4humans #195July 9, 2015

Recorded LIVE at UCBeast from the 17th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 2 of a tremendous improv4humans with Matt Besser featuring an incredible roster of improvisers which include Anthony Atamanuik, Alexandra Dickson, Connor Ratliff, Chad Carter, Natasha Rothwell,…

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