J. Claude Deering
J. Claude Deering

J. Claude Deering is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer. He was born in the UK, to an Irish mother and a Jordanian father, and was adopted by American parents from Massachusetts. For more info, check out the film, Philomena. Judi Dench is in it.

His credits include, Side Effects (dir. Steven Soderbergh), The Ugly Truth (Columbia Pictures), "Entourage" (HBO), recurring roles on “NCIS” (CBS) and "Inside the Box" (ABC/Shondaland), and a recurring guest lead in the Webby Award-winning horror comedy series, "12 Deadly Days" (YouTube Red/Blumhouse).  National commercials for Dunkin' Donuts, JEEP, Workday and Bank of America.

He has worked as a Digital Producer, Writer and Director for MSN, Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Fullscreen, New Form Digital, Pitch - Comedy Writing App and TBWA Chiat Day. He's the creator of "Things Are Going Great For Me", a Funny or Die talk show, produced by Betsy Koch ("Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"), and his web series, "The World According to Jeff" was a finalist for the Sundance Institute | YouTube New Voices Lab.  He’s been a guest on the Ethnically Ambiguous Podcast on the HowStuffWorks Network. And his comedy work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Vulture and Bustle.

He is a regular performer at Flappers Comedy Club. He has performed in UCB's, "The Craigslist Monologues" and "CO-ED Naked Sunday Night Sex Talks", and “Purgatory”, and his team Electric Youth hosted UCB's Inner Sanctum, in addition to performing in LAIIF. He currently co-hosts "The Friend Zone", a monthly variety show at The Clubhouse, Los Angeles. Stand-up credits include: "Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch", "BASH Comedy Show", "A New Stand-Up Show" with Josh Fadem & Johnny Pemberton, "The Last Comedy Show" with Brad Gage and Anna Akana (Meltdown Comics), "Meow" with Peggy Sinnott, and iO's 4th Annual LASCF.

J. Claude is a member of the LCT Directors LAB. His theater credits include two seasons at The Williamstown Theater Festival.  BFA - NYU Tisch School of the Arts.