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John Robles is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian, improviser, actor, and also gay, which is very rare and unheard of.


Since 2013 he has studied and performed Improv across New York (Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre, Brookyln Comedy Collective), Chicago (iO Theatre), and Sydney (Improv Theatre Sydney). He has worked as a teacher and coach for students and improv teams at ITS, as well as running the theatre's Open Jams on Saturday mornings. 


In 2018 John was a RAW Stand-up Comedy Semi-Finalist and in the following years toured his critically acclaimed solo shows ‘Gay and Stupid’ (2019)​ and 'Gay as in Happy (and Homosexual)' (2022) to the Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.


John can be found performing stand-up at various shows across NYC or with his cult-favorite improv teams Snake Pit (with Maddie Houlbrook-Walk), No Panties, and Slay's Anatomy (improvised Grey's Anatomy). He is the proud host of The Laughing Fish - a monthly show that showcases NYC's finest in stand-up, storytelling, clown, and drag.





IMPROV POWERHOUSE SNAKE PIT is Maddie Houlbrook-Walk and John Robles. Forming in 2017, they quickly went on to become finalists in the Impro Australia Theatresports Cranston Cup and to win the Improv Theatre Sydney Smackdown Championship in 2018. In June 2019, they were handpicked to open for the award-winning improv duo The Bear Pack at one of their sold-out shows.


With world-class training from UCB New York, iO Chicago, and Improv Theatre Sydney, Snake Pit have developed a unique style showcasing their quick-wit, hilarious characters and electric chemistry.

Snake Pit has amassed a cult-following with their regular fortnightly shows at Stand Out Comedy in Chippendale and has performed to sold out audiences at their special one-hour shows; Snake Bond (2017), Snakesgiving (2018), EOFY Blow Out Sale (2019), and Into the Pit and Snakes on a Plane (2020). In 2022 they are touring across Australia with their brand new show 'Cold-Blooded' at Midsumma Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Snake Pit
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