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Neil D’Astolfo

Neil D'Astolfo

Neil D’Astolfo
Adjunct Professor

Neil D’Astolfo (duh-STAHL-fo) is a New York-based actor, comedian and writer who uses he/him pronouns. Neil is a series regular on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News and recurred as Anthony Fauci on Showtime’s Our Cartoon President (also executive produced by Stephen Colbert). Other TV credits include Hulu’s High Fidelity and The Path. Theater credits include Classic Stage’s Company’s The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth and Celine Song’s Family (Pershing Square Signature Center Studio). Neil’s critically-acclaimed solo show, Mister Miss America, had its world premiere off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in Summer 2022. He was a house performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) from 2018-2020, where he performed on Maude Night’s first exclusively queer and/or female-identified sketch teams (Glamour College and Peach). As a filmmaker, Neil wrote, directed and starred in the short films NORA and NORA’S MOTHER, the latter of which was a recipient of a Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship. Neil’s original comedy pilot, TRIBE, was named a Semi-Finalist at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and 2019 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition. It was also an official selection at the 2019 Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, where it was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Series in its Screenplay Competition. Neil received his MFA from Columbia University and is also a certified mindfulness meditation instructor.