Jonathan’s life as a pianist began shortly after discovering the piano in his house and realizing he had hands. Through years of lying to his piano teachers about how much he had practiced, he continued to tickle them ivories through high school until he moved from North Dakota to Minneapolis for college. He first played piano for improv comedy when he joined a group, Meat and Cheese. This improv ensemble performed at multiple clubs and venues throughout the Twin Cities until they broke up, (or just stopped calling Jonathan, he is not sure which). He also performed regularly as the house pianist for Yes…and Food, an improv comedy club in Coon Rapids that, ya know, closed. Besides improv comedy, Jonathan also writes original songs, plays bass guitar and piano, and sings lead vocals for an unsuccessful punk band “Dingus.” Jonathan is honored and stoked to join Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret.