Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. 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
MARON. As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on SEINFELD, PARKS AND REC, is one of
the few actors to play his live-action self on FAMILY GUY. He was a cast member of Frank
Darabont’s 1940’s crime drama MOB CITY, in addition to numerous roles in films such as 2016’s
cult horror anthology SOUTHBOUND. Most recently, he’s been featured on horror anthology
Creepshow and the television show, Black Monday.
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 cocreated 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 REC.
Dana is the creator and executive producer of the IFC horror-comedy STAN AGAINST EVIL
starring John C. McGinley. STAN AGAINST EVIL premiered in October of 2016 to strong reviews
and stronger ratings. STAN AGAINST EVIL ran for three seasons on IFC and is currently on Hulu.
In addition, Dana recently developed a hour-long series based on the comic book series THE
OCTOBER FACTION with that series’ 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
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 ITS WRONG, debuted on iTunes comedy chart at #1.