Raanan Hershberg is a neurotic, overweight Jew from Louisville, KY. He was recently selected to be a finalist in StandUp NBC. He regularly opens for Kathleen Madigan in sold out theaters across the country. His first album Self-Helpless climbed all the way to #2 on the iTunes Comedy Charts last year. Besides performing stand up, he has also written four one-man shows ("Broke, High, and Horny", "Crying Behind 3D Glasses", “Please Someone F**k Me”, and “Self-Helpless”). He is the co-founder of Character Assassinations- a popular series of Roasts that lampoon Fictional and Historical Characters every month to sold out audiences at The Bard's Town Theater in Louisville, KY and The Laugh Factory in Chicago, Ill. He was born and raised in Louisville, KY and currently resides in New York City.