Brandon is a writer, performer, director and teacher at the UCB Theater in NY. A native of Saranac Lake, NY, Brandon graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Theatre and performed with the improv/sketch comedy group, “The Pappy Parker Players.”
Brandon is a member of the UCB TourCo All-Stars with whom he performs and teaches workshops across the country. When he isn’t touring Brandon can be seen performing every weekend with The Curfew and Improv Nerds at the UCB NY and UCB East theaters.
As a writer, Brandon has written over twenty original sketch shows with UCB Maude Teams as well as the one-act plays HOT TEA and The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: A Comedy.
Brandon has been an instructor at UCB since 2009 and has directed the Advanced Performance classes The Improvised Play and The Harold (Pinter). He has taught workshops in improvisation at theaters and Universities across the United States as well as London and Montreal.
Outside of UCB, Brandon has written the NYC dialogue of the experimental play Skype Duet and directed The Pitch for the 2012 Fire This Time Festival.
September 11, 2019
Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, and Frank Garcia-Hejl join Matt Besser for scenes about visiting an IKEA cafeteria, family holiday traditions, and a grandma catcher. Later, fourth graders show off their questionable Halloween costumes and Paul McCartney performs at a middle school dance.
This episode is sponsored by TodayTix (www.todaytix.com/IMPROV).
April 3, 2018
The gifted and talented teacher Maximillian Burger III (Brandon Gardner) aka Dr. Burger descends from his tower to join Marissa and Listler for this week’s Womp It Up! We’ll hear all about Listler’s solitary confinement and Dr. Burger’s new approach to dating during “Hot Topix.” Later, Marissa shares her holiday Instagram woes on “What’s Cheesing You?” and Dr. Burger explains his complicated relationship with his mother during Listler’s Love Lockdown.
This episode is sponsored by LaRue Entertainment (www.apocalypesoonish.com).
March 22, 2018
The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2017! These performances feature Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Stephanie Allynne, Mookie Blaiklock, Craig Rowin, Brandon Gardner, Tim Meadows, Shaun Diston, Chad Carter, Horatio Sanz, Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, Melissa Darch, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Jen D’Angelo, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Will Hines, Scott Aukerman, Anthony King, Alex Fernie, Jason Mantzoukas, Sasheer Zamata, Noël Wells, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Drew Tarver, Jessica McKenna, Eugene Cordero, Gavin Speiller, and Brian Huskey. Let these humons know you love them on improv4humans!
This episode is sponsored by The Harold Ramis Film School.
October 26, 2017
Mookie Blaiklock, Brandon Gardner, and Craig Rowin join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! We’ll meet a surveillance program for Catcher in the Rye fans, the world’s most obnoxious automated delivery service, and a dancer who loses his cool after seeing a fan’s ripped pants. Later, a Bar Mitzvah boy’s search for a more thrilling Torah portion takes his life in an unexpected direction.
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (code: IMPROV).
November 17, 2016
Jessica McKenna, Dominic Dierkes, and Brandon Gardner join Matt Besser this week to engage in consensual locker-room talk. Maggie Smith refuses to come out to sign for her packages, Tori Spelling lands a starring role as a boat, and the world’s most annoying poker player inspires a scene that follows the life of man with mirrors in his eyes.
This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.