Equal-parts classroom-style discussion, interactive late-night talk show, pop concert, dance party, and stand-up comedy special, Gab Bonesso's GAB SQUAD is an experience unlike any other!
Based in Pittsburgh, performer Gab Bonesso has spent the last six years traveling the U.S. with a series of unique and interactive musical comedy programs for children, teens, and families. Her work has been featured in over 800 school, community, church, camp, library, and festival locations across fifteen U.S. States, and has directly engaged an estimated 400,000 youth, educator, and adult participants in the process.
Gab has appeared on CBS and PBS television for her efforts, received regular airplay on renowned radio stations such as WXPN Kids Corner and WYEP-FM with her music, garnered national press and awards for her live appearances, and has partnered with organizations such as Reading is Fundamental, American Eagle Outfitters, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and many more. GAB SQUAD programs utilize original music, interactive comedy, and educational discussion to explore themes of tolerance, positive expression, bullying awareness, and above all, the use of creativity as an alternative to negative expression.
In the course of her work as an anti-bullying advocate, performer, and writer/comedian, Gab's credits and accolades include:
- Voted "Best Comedian" by Pittsburgh City Paper staff & readers, 2017 & 2009.
- Named "Best Comic" by Pittsburgh Magazine, 2010.
- Starred as Corporate Video Host with American Eagle Outfitters AEO-TV, 2011-2013.
- Acted as America Online "Rocking The Suburbs" columnist, 2010-2012
- Received Experimental Artist Residency at Carnegie Mellon University, 2012.
- Selected as Tedx Talk Speaker, 2015.
- Collaborative performances with songwriter and musician Josh Verbanets, of Meeting of Important People, performing as JOSH AND GAB, and winning both "40 Under 40" and "Best In The Burgh" honors, 2012-2018.
- Signed Recording Contract with Misra Records for release of debut comedy album, 2017
- Represented by Docherty Talent Agency, 2011-present.
- Nominated “Best New Talent” in Radio, 2008 AIR AWARDS
- Served as On-Air Radio Producer at CBS Radio, 2007-2008
- As adult comedian, has shared stage with performers such as Richard Lewis, Brian Posehn, Jen Kirkman, Fortune Femster, Kurt Branholer, John Hodgman, Tommy Chong, Eddie Ifft, Adam Sank and Lizz Winstead.
- Appeared in TV/Internet spots for Sony Jobs, Burgatory Restaurants, and others, 2008-present.