Peter Bales has appeared
as a stand-up comedian at countless comedy clubs, corporate functions
and colleges across the country and has appeared on a variety of
television networks including FOX, A&E, Comedy Central, Lifetime,
MTV, VH-1 and, most recently, "The New Rascals Comedy Hour" podcast
for XM Satellite Radio.
Peter has also hosted his own radio programs on NYC's WABC
(770 AM) and WEVD (1050 AM). He has studied at Chicago's famous
"Second City" and in the eighties directed The Laughter Company, an
improvisational comedy group that helped launch the careers of Rosie
O'Donnell and Bob Nelson.
Dr. Bales (Ph.D. in history SUNY Stony Brook 1992) is a member of the
faculty of the
Community College of the City University of
New York, worked with as a writer/researcher for the History Channel
and is currently teaching a comedy class for aspiring comedians
known as Stand-Up University. He
recently published a book, How Come They Always Had Battles in
National Parks?, a humorous yet entirely factual account of
American History up through the Civil War.