Jon Bridges developed his stand-up comedy skills as part of group Facial DBX, while studying at Massey University. In 1991 he moved into television, via sketch show Away Laughing and drama Homeward Bound; in 1995 he became a presenter on cult youth show Ice TV. By 2009 Bridges was producing the first of seven seasons of hit panel show 7 Days. The show won him two awards. In 2017 he oversaw the launch of Three's prime time show The Project. Bridges has written for kidult series Secret Agent Men and The Amazing Extraordinary Friends — plus a column for The Listener, from 2006 to 2011.