Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of 17. Between Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and much more.
As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation, and is one of the few actors to play his live-action self on Family Guy. He was a cast member of Frank Darabont’s 1940s-set crime drama Mob City, in addition to numerous roles in films such as 2016’s cult horror anthology Southbound.
Dana was a writer/performer on the original Ben Stiller Show and maintains an equally active career as a writer. After creating the pilot World on a String (with Jay Kogen), he co-created MTV’s late, lamented Super Adventure Team with his old Ben Stiller office-mate, Rob Cohen. Dana then joined the staff of The Simpsons, where he was a Co-Executive Producer and performed several voices for the show. He was also a producer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
Dana is the creator and executive producer of the IFC horror-comedy Stan Against Evil starring John C. McGinley and Janet Varney. Stan Against Evil premiered in October of 2016 to strong reviews and stronger ratings. Stan Against Evil grew in popularity and had three great seasons.
In addition, Dana recently developed an hour-long series based on the comic book series The October Faction with that series’s creator, Steve Niles, as well as well as adapting Rod Serling’s early, original, draft of the screenplay for Planet of the Apes as a graphic novel for Boom! Comics.
Despite all this, stand-up remains a focal point of Dana’s career, and he continues to perform regularly across the country. His monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, frequently resides in iTunes’ top ten comedy downloads. In 2017, Dana released Mr. Funny Man on Kill Rock Stars, a predominantly indie music label. Mr. Funny Man, Dana’s first comedy album since 2015’s I Know It’s Wrong, debuted on iTunes comedy chart at #1.