Kurt Bodden is a performer and writer based in San Francisco.  He currently is touring with his award-winning solo show, "Steve Seabrook: Better Than You".  

Nytheatre.com says, "Bodden is terrific in his role" in this "sharp and delightfully bizarre satire of the motivational speaker market," mining "a fortune of comedic gold."

"Steve Seabrook" draws on Kurt's extensive skills as an improvisor, standup comedian, actor, physical performer, and even talk-show host. He also is in demand as a trainer and performer in the corporate world, and as a teacher of improv.

Before all this happened, Kurt was a designer working in architecture and product design; he's named on a handful of patents for office furniture. He's a Harvard grad -- that was the subject of his previous solo show, where he compared himself to his more-prestigious fellow alumni.

Photo by Molly Kate Taylor

Solo Performance

Currently touring his solo show, STEVE SEABROOK: BETTER THAN YOU, seen so far in San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis, Santa Cruz.
Previous full-length show: "Class Notes: True Tales from Harvard's Alumni Magazine."
Storytelling at Porchlight, Sit 'n Spin, Spark, Tasty Words, and The Moth's first-ever show in S.F.


Hosted "Talk Show Live: San Francisco," with interviews, comedy, house band, and cocktails, at the historic Purple Onion nightclub.
Quizmaster for live events for the Discovery Channel and Major League Baseball Fanfest.
MC and judge for Literary Death Match; presenter at Pecha Kucha; guest host at How We First Met.

Physical Theater

Recently completed two years of conservatory in physical comedy, mime, mask work, and clowning at Flying Actor Studio under James Donlon and Leonard Pitt.
Guest performer with FoolsFURY Theater Company.
Contact improv, partner acrobatics, aerial training with Scott Wells, Jess Curtis.


Standup Comedy

In Los Angeles: The Improv (Hollywood), The Improv (Ontario), M Bar, the Ice House.  SF Bay Area: The Punch Line, Rooster T. Feathers. Not to mention the Ramada Inn in Butte, Montana.
Audience-warmup comic for studio tapings (Late Late Show on CBS, America's Funniest Home Videos).

Improv and Sketch Comedy

Former Company member at BATS Improv and L.A. Theatresports.
Co-founder of Scratch Theatre / Four on the Floor, which improvised three-act plays in various genres (L.A., San Francisco, Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Hollywood Hell House, Storytellers Unplugged, Rover Hendrix, Un-Scripted Theatre.
Trained at The Groundlings and with Keith Johnstone.

Teaching / Workshops

Delivers corporate training (and college-level teaching) in team-building, presentation skills, creativity.  Clients include Searle/Pfizer, Charles Schwab, American Century Investments, Harvard University, Academy of Art University, Project Open Hand.
Has taught improv for performers and non-performers internationally.