BIO

Shon Arieh-Lerer is a comedian and journalist.

He makes videos for Slate and writes humor pieces for The New Yorker and other magazines.

Shon Arieh-Lerer is known to his cult following as The Genius of Comedy.

His performances combine comedy, street dance, fake philosophy, and clowning.

Zen monks have described his highly-physical works as “total mind body transformation” and “Is it still comedy if it kind of breaks your heart?”

The Genius of Comedy has performed at the Fringe Festival, the Ice Factory Festival, the Exponential Festival, the PIT, the UCB, Dixon Place, the Duplex, the subway, and other venues.

Arieh-Lerer is a trained hypnotist and a street-dance disciple of Ghost, O.G. of the Possession style of Bruk Up.

Arieh-Lerer is also the world’s most recognized living translator of Yindjibarndi poetry, (published in World Literature Today, Poetry International, and other magazines).