Johnathan Appel is a comedian and writer based in New York City. He looks like "John Doe."

His writing has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Weekly Humorist, Points In Case, Robot Butt, Little Old Lady Comedy, and his college newspaper. He currently writes for BoogieManja sketch team, Dropout Kids, and performs with his indie character team, Poughkeepsie. He performs stand up and characters regularly at venues all around the city, including UCB, Q.E.D., and Broadway Comedy Club. He also works as an associate producer and teaching artist for Story Pirates, a nationally recognized arts organization that performs stories written by kids.

He was a 2019 Finalist for the NBC Late Night Writers’ Workshop. He has studied with Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Magnet Theater, and The Funny School of Good Acting, among others.

Johnathan Appel is often confused with the "Jonathan Apple" which is a fruit based in Woodstock, NY.