Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2014
Associated with FOX Sports for 5 years, assuming a hands-on roll in over 1,000 television productions.
The Best Damn Sports Show, The Man Show and FSN's Poker Dome Challenge are just a few of the many programs requesting my services. On several teams in Hollywood I fill the much coveted Wild Card position. <---- not a callback to the Poker Dome.
I've done Stand-Up Comedy for a plethora of broadcasts...
Premium Blend back in the day, Last Comic Standing (season 4, episode one, fifteen minutes in), The Late Late Show on CBS with Craig Kilborn three times (five counting re-runs), Late Friday on NBC, Funny Money on The Game Show Network, etc...
Lately I've been sharing my services wth G4, you know, the network. Luckily I've been able to penetrate this underground communtity of kids, geeks and others just like me.
Welcome to the Interent - I'm buffering!
Roasting is making a big comeback. Sometimes I get the call. Recently, Tom Arnold, Ed McMahon, Heidi Fliess, Bob Saget, James Cameron and the Texas Rangers have been on the wrong end of my ribbing.
And commercials. Twice I've been on hold (industry talk). 7-up and Verizon.
Was a decent pitcher in high school and college. Still throwing, at least for a few more years. Can hit with power too. Freshman campaign at Arizona State, struck out 17 against Lower Columbia Community College. Junior Varsity, pre-season. Please don't forget, I was in uniform at the 1993 College World Series in Omaha.
Had a zany TV show up in Seattle back in the mid-90's - The Brody and Teina Manu Hour influenced thousands - Sold t-shirts for the SuperSonics at Key Arena. Actually was fun, free games! - Layne Staley of Alice in Chains did drugs in my apartment complex (downstairs, next to laundry room).
Tour Guide at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - I dealt with Rockettes and Rug Rats - also ran The Brody Stevens Festival of Laughter at Eureka Joe on 22nd/5th in the Flatiron District - I indirectly effected Silicon Alley, plus I lived in Williamsburg.
Sarah Silverman cast me in Jesus is Magic.
Zach Galifianakis hired a guy named me to work at his VH-1 talk show in 2002.
Several "friends of Brody" write for Family Guy, and Judah Friedlander endorses my craft, he's cool.
Crowd work is top notch, in addition to the occasional brush with ESP.
And finally, my drumming is getting better.
All being said, still live at home with my sister, surviving check to check with less than a $1,000 to my name.
Who's up for lunch?
Sarah Silverman: Never has anybody so pretty made so many people uncomfortable as stand-up comedienne Sarah Silverman; especially eye to eye with her on a tour date. The writer/comedienne/actress is well known for her subject matter that makes fun of nearly every social and ethnic group on the face of the planet, including her own Jewish heritage. She's written for hilarious stand-up tour dates, acted in humorous television shows and movies, and released her own frolicsome stand-up special, Jesus is Magic. Despite the truckload of fame Silverman has experienced, she still finds time for stand-up, bringing crowds around the world to tears on her occasional comedy tour dates. While there are no tour dates in 2011 for Sarah Silverman, it usually means that she's up to hilarious hijinks on-screen.Sarah Silverman's first stand-up performance at the age of seventeen incorporated her musical talent, as she performed a rendition of her original song, "Mammaries". Silverman's career really began to take off when, in 1993, she was hired as a writer on Saturday Night Live. Despite her recognizable talent, nearly none of her sketches made it to the live shows and she was fired a year later by fax. Ever the trooper, Sarah Silverman continued tour dates as a stand-up comedienne, waiting for her next big break. The setback didn't seem to hinder Silverman, as in 1995 she began appearing on Mr. Show with Bob and David, and shortly after gained a recurring role on The Larry Sanders Show. In the late 90's, Silverman began receiving bit roles in major movies, the most notable of which is as one of the title-character's girlfriends in There's Something About Mary. Silverman continued to play these roles throughout the late 90's/early 2000s, as well as performing stand-up on national tour dates. She caught a break in 2002 with a role as an insufferable girlfriend in The School of Rock. The same year, she also joined the cast of Crank Yankers, a show that played recorded prank phone calls that were later acted out by puppets. Sarah hit the big time with her 2005 stand-up comedy special, Jesus is Magic. The special featured Silverman's signature shocking style as well as a number of comedy skits and musical numbers developed on stand-up tour dates in small clubs. In the wake of the special's success, Silverman moved from small to leading roles in films, eventually scoring her own show on Comedy Central, conveniently titled The Sarah Silverman Program. With the show now gone, fans are looking forward to the next project the riotous comedienne has in store. While Sarah Silverman has no stand-up tour dates in 2011 Fans are also looking forward to future tours from Sarah Silverman to check out new material and to see Sarah raw and uncensored.
Whitney Cummings: Whitney Cummings is an American comedian and actress. She is best known as the creator and star of the NBC sitcom Whitney, as well as the co-creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.
Aziz Ansari: Very few comedians reach the level of film and television success that Aziz Ansari has and still perform regular stand-up comedy tour dates. While many comedians focus their stand-up routines around common, everyday events, Ansari has constructed hilarious routines around cutting edge material that could only happen to him. He caught his big break on the MTV show Human Giant and received huge laughs from his alter-ego, Raaaaaaaandy, in Funny People. Aziz can currently be found on Parks and Recreation performing his recurring role as Tom Haverford, as well as in the upcoming movie, 30 Minutes or Less, with Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson. Despite his busy and successful film and television career, Aziz still has upcoming stand-up tour dates in 2011.
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on February 23, 1983. Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to Bennettsville, where he was given an accelerated education. While attending NYU Stern School of Business in 2001, Aziz began performing stand-up comedy tour dates around New York City, primarily at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and Invite Them Up in the East Village. He soon began collaborating on short films with Respecto Montalban members Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the first being "Shutterbugs". These films were supplemented by the trio's live performances and the troupe soon signed a deal with MTV to create the sketch comedy show, Human Giant.
The show completed two seasons with the option to film a third, but Aziz left after receiving the role as Tom Haverford on the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. That same year, director Judd Apatow noticed Ansari's stand-up alter ego, Randy, and decided to use the character in the film Funny People. The exposure from the role, when combined with the success of his role on Parks and Recreation, launched his acting career to the next plateau.
In 2010, Ansari received his own stand-up comedy special on Comedy Central, titled Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. Now, Aziz's career is finally to the point where he has gone from supporting role to co-star/scene stealer, and has a number of upcoming film roles. While Aziz is working on new characters for film, he's also honing and refining his stand-up routine, including the character Randy. In 2010, Ansari embarked on Dangerously Delicious tour, which is wrapping up concert dates this summer. Tour dates in 2011 wrap up on June 26 in New Hampshire, so fans of Aziz (and Randy) on the East Coast of the US should check his schedule on Eventful. Aziz Ansari's career is set to reach new heights as it progresses; and if not, he's still got a business degree.
Louis C.K.: Louis C.K., also knows as Louie C.K., has been doing standup comedy for twenty years. He started when he was eighteen years old in Boston massachusettes. Louie worked in lots of comedy clubs through the years, and appeared on television shows like Letterman, Leno, and Conan. How many times have you been on Letterman? I thought so. Okay, so otherwise, he has had three of his very own Comedy Specials. In 1996 he taped his first HBO Half hour special. Then in 200something he did a half hour special for Comedy Central and in 2005 he filmed an HBO standup 1/2 hour special in New York city. Now what do you have to say, tough guy? Anyway, so yeah. 20 years in Standup comedy and you don't know who he is. But this year is going to be a big year for Louie. He's starring in his own sitcom on FX, called Louie.
Chris Hardwick: Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster whose quick wit and up-to-the-minute intellect have made him the voice for a generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that encompasses the Nerdist.com website, YouTube channel, and Hardwick’s incredibly successful Nerdist Podcast, which he continues to host and garners over 6.9M downloads per month.
Hardwick is perhaps best known as host of Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning nightly comedy game show @midnight with Chris Hardwick. Additionally, he hosts AMC’s Talking Dead, the weekly live after show which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show The Walking Dead. The show began its fifth season this October. He also continues to lend his voice as “Craig” in the Nickelodeon animated comedy series Sanjay and Craig.
Hardwick will next be seen as host and co-executive producer (alongside LeBron James) of NBC’s new game show series The Wall. The series will feature everyday people and families competing for life-altering amounts of money in a game of knowledge, camaraderie, and luck.
On stage, Hardwick continues to tour the country on his multi-city standup comedy tour, Funcomfortable. His first comedy special, Mandroid, aired on Comedy Central in 2012.
Hardwick served as a contributing writer for Wired Magazine for six years. He released his first book, The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life), in 2011.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée Lydia Hearst.