Anthony Atamanuik

Anthony Atamanuik has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over ten years. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles after graduating with a BS in Film Theory from Emerson College. While living in LA Anthony worked for Jim Henson Interactive , Mr. Show , and sadly, Suzanne Somers.He moved to New York in 2000 and started training and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2002. Anthony has trained with Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Owen Burke, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney, Seth Morris and others.He has performed with various Harold Teams including Creep and performed with the acclaimed Instant Cinema. Anthony is currently performing with the critically acclaimed and award-winning weekend team Death by Roo Roo on Saturday nights , he is also a regular performer in ASSSSCAT 3000 on Sunday night, Anthony also performs in his one-man variety show, the Tony and Johnny show, Tuesday nights at 9:30PM, and every Wednesday he makes movie magic with Neil W Casey in the Two Man Movie.He has played various roles in Adult Swim’s “Fat Guy Stuck in Internet”, he as also appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Caroline Rhea Show, The Reggie Watt’s Live at Central Park Comedy Central Special and in a very special DVD extra on Todd Barry’s Comedy Central Special. For the last 7 Seasons, Anthony can be seen on NBC’s 30 Rock , playing a very expressive staff writer who doesn’t speak.

Guest Appearances


improv4humans #554June 8, 2022

John Gemberling, Danielle Schneider, and Anthony Atamanuik join Matt Besser LIVE from SXSW! They’ll perform scenes about a bachelor-inspired restaurant, Dixie Cup stand-up, lying to the dentist, pharmaceutical acting, and more!


Deer Bunting Season: LIVE from SXSW 2022

improv4humans #549May 4, 2022

Danielle Schneider, Anthony Atamanuik, and John Gemberling join Matt Besser for a LIVE improv4humans from SXSW! They take audience suggestions that inspire scenes about being appreciated for wristband work, an experimental Worf algorithm, tripping True West actors, a Gary Larson biopic, and…


420 Special: Why’s Everyone Tripping?

improv4humans #547April 20, 2022

Adam Pally, Jon Gabrus, Anthony Atamanuik, and Gil Ozeri join Matt Besser for an improv4humans 420 special! They’ll perform stoned scenes about a Utah dispensary, a restaurant where the waiters get roasted, and a terrible new TruTV travel show. Plus, a house…


The Beatles Get Back Reunion

improv4humans #529December 15, 2021

It’s the reunion show you’ve been waiting for - join host Andy Cohen and Beatles expert Brett Morris as they gather John, Paul, George, and Ringo back together once again to discuss the highs, lows, and controversies in the ‘Get Back’ documentary.…


The Price Is Right

improv4humans #513August 26, 2021

Toni Charline and Anthony Atamanuik join Matt Besser this week for scenes about a friend with a moon suit, bad bids on The Price Is Right, pretentious animal videos, and more!


Wonder Woman 1984 & the Invisible Plane

improv4humans #499May 19, 2021

John Gemberling, Lisa Gilroy, and Anthony Atamanuik join Matt Besser for a special Wonder Woman 1984 rewatch episode! We’ll see how the cops deal with Wonder Woman’s collateral damage, how she got her archaeology job, and what happens when Cheetah meets the…


420 Special: Can Pally? Conpalli!

improv4humans #495April 19, 2021

Horatio Sanz, Anthony Atamanuik, and Jon Gabrus join Matt Besser for a special 420 edition of improv4humans! Light up and enjoy superbly stoned scenes about a 10,000 mg edible, scoring horror films from the 40s, alien NFTs, and so much more. Get…


Exorcism at Walter Reed

improv4humans #469October 22, 2020

During his treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed Medical Center, President Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) exhibits strange, disturbing symptoms. A local priest (John Gemberling) stops by to draw out a demonic influence from the increasingly unhinged commander-in-chief.


Retired Pope Democratic Convention Watch Party

improv4humans #460August 20, 2020

On this special improv4humans, retired Pope Benedict XVI and Donald Trump provide live commentary on the third night of the Democratic National Convention.


The Best of i4h Vol. 12

improv4humans #448May 20, 2020

Please enjoy this compilation of some of the best scenes from 2019! These performances feature Suzi Barrett, Alex Fernie, Johnny Meeks, Mel Cowan, Tim Meadows, Danielle Schneider, Mary Holland, Chad Carter, Craig Rowin, Andy Daly, Owen Burke, Bob Dassie, Anthony Atamanuik, John…


420 Special 2020: Bizarro Ernie Sanders

improv4humans #443April 16, 2020

Anthony Atamanuik, Jon Gabrus, and Horatio Sanz join Matt Besser for a special 420 edition of improv4humans! They celebrate with scenes about emotional Vulcans, shutting down a snot show, and an offensive Teddy Ruxpin. Later, a shoe repair store remains open during…


Never Affect

improv4humans #408August 14, 2019

Anthony Atamanuik and John Gemberling join Matt Besser for improvised scenes about pranking rock stars, pitching a compelling muffin story, lice that get in the way of an intimate scene, and Subway’s aggressive new bean dip campaign.   This episode is sponsored…


Best of The Bible

improv4humans #374December 19, 2018

In the beginning, Matty B created improv4humans. Then Matty B said, “Let there be a compilation of the greatest biblical improv scenes ever performed on this show”, and there was a compilation of biblical scenes. And Matty B saw the compilation, and…


LIVE from DCM 20 Pt. 1

improv4humans #350July 4, 2018

Anthony Atamanuik, Gil Ozeri, John Gemberling, Adam Pally, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Chad Carter, Jon Gabrus, Matt Walsh, and Ian Roberts join Matt Besser LIVE from the 20th annual Del Close Marathon! They’ll perform scenes about combative healing rock salesmen, the…


LIVE from DCM 19 Pt. 2

improv4humans #309September 21, 2017

Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Chad Carter, Shaun Diston, John Gemberling, Adam Pally, Gil Ozeri and Anthony Atamanuik join Matt Besser for part 2 of improv4humans live from DCM 19! They perform scenes about a computer with a farting problem, an open house…


Mark Hard's Conservative Summer Jam! (Live from Politicon ft. Donald Trump)

Private: Hard Nation #70August 2, 2017

Live from Politicon in Pasadena, CA, Mark has rounded up a trio of his favorite conservative thinkers! Anthony Scaramucci (Craig Rowin) insists everything he says on this podcast is off the record. Velveteen Carter (Carl Tart) returns to explain why she hasn’t…


Live at the Bell House in Brooklyn (w/ Anthony Atamanuik)

We have an extra MONDAY episode of Bitch Sesh live from New York City!! In the city that gave us The Countess and The Regency, the ladies talk about Casey's harrowing flu nightmare, Danielle's Hamilton thoughts, and an Angel in the form…


The Dream Method

Comedy Bang Bang #468January 30, 2017

Golden Globe winning actress Rachel Bloom of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend joins Scott and this week’s co-host Ming to talk about Rachel’s time studying Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, what brought her to the good ol’ USA after growing up…


The Best of i4h Vol. 7

improv4humans #275January 26, 2017

The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2016. These performances feature James Adomian, Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Pam Murphy, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Nicole Parker, Paul…


Um Um Um: LIVE at UCB Sunset

improv4humans #274January 19, 2017

Seth Morris, Chad Carter, Anthony Atamanuik, and Adam Pally join Matt Besser for a LIVE episode of improv4humans! Audience suggestions inspire scenes about hiding a legendary cow, a first-time gut wound, and three roommates posing as a demon. Youtube clips lead to…


Sing A Long Experiment #2

improv4humans #261October 13, 2016

Mookie Blaiklock, Anthony Atamanuik, Paul Rust, and Danielle Schneider join Matt Besser for part two of the great Sing A Long Experiment! Songs by Billy Joel, Kenny Rogers, and The Doors inspire scenes about conducting an affair with your drink, a sponge-haired…


Bill Clinton Winks Mischievously (w/ Mike Mitchell, Anthony Atamanuik)

Private: Hard Nation #20August 10, 2016

Former President "Mr. Bill" Clinton (Mike Mitchell) visits Hard Nation to play a little sax, read his AOL chat transcripts with Monica Lewinsky, and dish on his upcoming talk show on Spike. Plus: Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) calls from a helicopter circling…


All Lives Matter at The RNC (w/ Matt Besser, Anthony Atamanuik)

Tim Pinebluff (Matt Besser), the founder of the All Lives Matter movement, joins Mark and Pete live from the Republican National Convention to discuss why some lives matter more than others and the demise of Crystal Pepsi. Plus; Mark reads poetry, Donald…


Carly Fiorina Has A Fetus In Her Purse (w/ Fran Gillespie, Anthony Atamanuik)

Former presidential candidate Carly "The Fiorins" Fiorina (Fran Gillespie) tells Mark and Pete why she sleeps in a drawer and tags Planned Parenthoods at night. Plus: Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) calls in to share how he celebrates the Fourth of July! This…


Michael Dean Damron with The Musical Toilet

improv4humans #243June 9, 2016

Southern rock musician Michael Dean Damron joins Will Hines, Mike Hanford, Anthony Atamanuik, Craig Rowin and Matt Besser for a music episode of improv4humans. Michael's songs inspire scenes about a man who wants to take a woman's foot in marriage and a…


The WoodyVerse

Comedy Bang Bang #422May 19, 2016

Chris Gethard welcomes Scott to the Big Apple on a New York edition of Comedy Bang! Bang! Chris tells us about the evolution of his Earwolf podcast Beautiful Anonymous, the haunted places in New Jersey, the new season of The Chris Gethard…


Extreme Daggering: LIVE at SXSW 2016

improv4humans #234April 7, 2016

Matt Walsh, Jon Gabrus, Shannon O'Neill, Drew Tarver and Anthony Atamanuik join Matt Besser for a live episode from South by Southwest. A babysitter refuses to let a boy drink liquids or sleep because it wasn't on the parents' list. Jon's mom…


Donald Trump Goes Camping

The Hard Brothers welcome Republican Presidential Primary front-runner Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) as they discuss bronze-plated “anchor babies,” the truth about 9-11 and the dangers of Italian ISIS.


Sklarbro County 199

Sklarbro Country #294.5March 15, 2016

The Thermals frontman Hutch Harris joins Randy and Jason for a special Sklarbro County music episode. Hutch talks about his experiences performing comedy in addition to music. Daniel Van Kirk's crazy stories include a woman who was bitten by a tiger at…


The Green Crew

improv4humans #230March 10, 2016

John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri and Anthony Atamanuik join Matt Besser to take classes at a famous prank theater on this week's improv4humans. Donald Trump tries to be nice, and a couple ruins a film shoot with their constant scatting. Sign up for…


Trump vs. Bernie

Comedy Bang Bang #399February 4, 2016

Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried shares stories from his early days of doing stand-up at the age of 15 to his days at Saturday Night Live to his stint on Alan Thicke's late night talk show Thicke of the Night and much more…


Hard Nation

Earwolf Presents #32January 29, 2016

Join the Hard Brothers, Mike and Paul (Mike Still and Paul Welsh), for a bare-knuckle political brawl that will leave you with an America-shaped bruise on your brain. Featuring your favorite comedians performing as your (least) favorite politicians. On this episode, the Hard Brothers…



improv4humans #224January 28, 2016

John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri and Anthony Atamanuik deliver some good, fun and funny scenes on this week's improv4humans with Matt Besser. They improvise about Rosie Perez playing Jeopardy!, a couple's fight about their sex noises and domesticating wild animals. Also, a conversation…


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,…


LIVE from DCM 17 Pt. 1

improv4humans #194July 2, 2015

Recorded LIVE at UCBeast from the 17th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 1 of a colossal improv4humans with Matt Besser featuring an incredible roster of improvisers which include Ian Roberts, Adam Frucci, Ryan Haney, Joanna Bradley, Chad Carter,…


LIVE from the Del Close Marathon 16 Pt. 1

improv4humans #144July 24, 2014

Recorded LIVE from the 16th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 1 of an epic improv4humans featuring an amazing roster of improvisers that include Chad Carter, Seth Morris, Adam Frucci, Tim Martin, Michael Delaney, Shaun Diston, Gavin Speiller, Jeremy…


LIVE from DCM 15 Pt. 2

improv4humans #97September 5, 2013

Recorded LIVE from the 15th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York is part 2 of an epic improv4humans featuring an amazing roster of improvisers that include Mike Delaney, Anthony Atamanuik, Kassia Miller, Matt Dennie, Anna Rubanova, Charlie Todd, Ari Voukydis, Gavin Speiller, Molly…

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