Josh Kornbluth

You’ve probably seen Josh Kornbluth before. He’s a Bay Area-based monologist, a comedian, and a KQED regular. But you’d be forgiven if you don’t remember him for his break-out role in a barely-remembered Scorsese movie called Jack.

He played a pack of cigarettes. It’s right there on IMDB. “Pack of Cigarettes.” Not exactly a dramatic turn as Sonny Corleone, but SAG minimum is SAG minimum.

Josh’s story takes us through a first experience in Hollywood, conversing with a giant martini, and having a man in a frilly blouse call him a sell-out. And as an added bonus, you’ll learn how to pratfall without grevious injury. (Note: it helps to have a large Pack-of-Cigarettes-get-up to cushion your fall).

Josh has been creating and performing comic monologues — and occasionally working on TV and in movies — for over two decades. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and son. You can find out what he’s up to at