Jesse Baltes got his start in comedy in 2003 when he became a member of receSs, The George Washington University’s oldest sketch and improv comedy group. He first began doing stand-up in 2005, and went on to the finals of the DC Improv’s Funniest College Competition two years in a row; placing 2nd in 2005 with his second set ever! He also founded the Madhatter Showcase in Washington, DC and the Bargain Basement in Chicago, IL. Jesse continues to perform from NY to LA and everywhere in between and has shared the stage with some of the top comics in the country including: Eddie Gossling, Donald Glover, Hannibal Buress and TJ Miller. He makes his home in Chicago where you can see him perfecting his anecdotal style at shows all over the city.