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Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens
Pseudonym Steven Brody Stevens
Birth name Steven James Brody
Born (1970-05-22) May 22, 1970
San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles California,
United States
Medium Stand-up, television, movies
Nationality Jewish American
Genres Stand-up comedy
Website www.brodystevens.com

Brody Stevens (born Steven James Brody;[1] May 22, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

Contents

  • Childhood and youth 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Childhood and youth

Stevens' family is from New Mexico and Arizona. His grandmother was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on May 2, 1909. His father, Harold Morris Brody, was born in Phoenix and worked as a private investigator. Stevens describes his family as the "pioneering Jews of the southwest".[2] Stevens grew up in Los Angeles, California. He was briefly enrolled in private school, until his mother decided he would attend public school.[3] Stevens' parents divorced when he was in his early teens. His father moved to Sacramento and Stevens lived with his mother and older sister in the Valley. Stevens did not go to Hebrew School nor read from the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah. In 1982, Stevens attended a nondenominational Christian church with his father, who was dating a member of the choir.[4] He attended Reseda High School, excelling on the baseball team as a right-handed pitcher.[5] His highs included striking out 10 batters on multiple occasions,[6][7] while his lows included balking in runs in playoff games.[8] Stevens went on to earn a scholarship to play Division I College Baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball program, starting in four games, pitching 23 innings and recording a save.[9] He graduated with a 2.52 GPA.[2] Stevens' father died at age 63 in 1997. His mother is 82 years old and lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

Career

Stevens first tried stand-up in Los Angeles, before moving to Seattle, where he began developing an act, in addition to co-creating and co-starring in a public-access television show with Teina Manu called Brody and Teina that garnered a cult following. His career continued for a three-year stint in New York City, before he found a permanent home in the Los Angeles comedy scene.

Stevens has appeared on the television shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Test with Jillian Barberie, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Attack of the Show!, Childrens Hospital, Tosh.0, TMZ on TV, Fox NFL Sunday, Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Kroll Show, The Ben Show and @Midnight. He is also a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.

On February 27, 2013, Stevens taped a live comedy set at The Royale Theater in Boston for the second season of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. While in Boston, he also recorded a series of interviews with the other 16 comedians appearing on The Half Hour called Push & Believe. It was released on Comedy Central's YouTube channel.

In 2011, Stevens starred in and produced a documentary comedy series for HBO called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. Zach Galifianakis was an executive producer on the project. It was released in 2012 as six, 15 minute episodes on HBO's digital platform HBO GO and received positive reviews. Following the popularity of his HBO program it was picked up by Comedy Central as Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!.[10] The footage shot by HBO, along with additional material shot by Comedy Central was released in 2013 as 12, 21 minute episodes.

Stevens is also an experienced audience warm-up and has done warm-up on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Late World with Zach, The Man Show, Chelsea Lately, The Burn with Jeff Ross, The Jeselnik Offensive, Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness, Who Gets the Last Laugh? and @Midnight.

Stevens has also appeared in the films Road to Park City, I Am Comic, Jesus Is Magic, The Hangover, Due Date and The Hangover Part II. He was however, cut out of the movie Funny People.

In 2010, Stevens launched his own now defunct podcast The Brody Stevens Experiment. Only three episodes were released. On October 7, 2011 Stevens began co-hosting Brode & Esther, a podcast for the Deathsquad network with fellow stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky and Brian Redban. 15 episodes have been released. Stevens launched another podcast on May 13, 2012 called The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship on the Feral Audio network. The podcast is a mixture of Stevens talking about his career and personal life, involving his producer Dustin Marshall and interviewing his friends from throughout the comedy world. 56 episodes have currently been released. On November 13, 2013 Stevens launched his latest podcasting venture as the host of Positive Push on the Video Podcast Network Youtube channel, an affiliate of the Jash network.

Stevens is also a frequent podcast guest. He regularly appears on Deathsquad podcasts and has appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience as well as The Naughty Show with Sam Tripoli. Stevens also has a presence in the alternative comedy podcast scene, appearing as a contestant on Doug Loves Movies and guest on Earwolf podcasts such as Who Charted? with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack. In addition, Stevens regularly appears as a guest on Jay Mohr's sports radio show Jay Mohr Sports.

Stevens currently performs in a wide range of comedy clubs across Los Angeles and is famous for his late-night spots at the Comedy Store. He recently traveled the country performing on the Oddball Comedy Tour headlined by Dave Chappelle.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Late Night with Conan O'Brien unknown TV series
2000 Knights of the Heights Bull Short
Road to Park City Brody Stevens Film
2000-03 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Stand-up / Brody Stevens / Sketch TV series
2001 Premium Blend Himself TV series
Late Friday Himself TV series
2002 Meet My Folks Delivery Guy TV series
The Best Damn Sports Show Period Sketch TV series
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Publicist TV series
2005 Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic Jewish Agent Film
2006 Attack of the Show! Osama TV series
2007 Tim and Eric Nite Live! Uncle Vance TV series
I'll Believe You Eldon Endicott, the Hoagie guy Film
Stupidface unknown TV series
That's My Daughter Hunky Trainer / Rival Gang Leader TV series
2008 Gaytown Mayor Stevens TV series
Comedy Gumbo Hank Kern Web series
Blind Ambition Male Announcer Film
2009 Tosh.0 Himself TV series
All-Stars Brody TV series
The Hangover Officer Foltz Film
Kicking Sand in Your Face 7/11 Guy Short
2009-12 Chelsea Lately Himself / Himself - Round Table TV series
2010 I Am Comic Himself Documentary
Due Date Limo Driver Film
Cubed Police Officer TV series
Funny or Die Presents Announcer TV series
Ed Hardy Boyz: The Case of the Missing Sick Belt Buckle Affliction D-bag Short
2011 Tosh.0 Sportscaster TV series
Childrens Hospital Father TV series
The Hangover Part II Kingsley Guy Film
Mad Cop (voice) TV series
2012 Couchers The Legally Dead Guy Web Series
Comedy Bang! Bang! Reference TV series
First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer Trailer Actor Short
Alone Up There Himself Documentary
The Burn with Jeff Ross Himself TV Series
Conan Himself - Comic Guest TV series
The Naughty Show Himself
Brody Stevens: Enjoy it! Himself TV series
2013 Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Himself TV Series
2014 Kroll Show Lance "Lactic Acid" TV Series

References

  1. ^ Los Angeles Times, Dec. 15 2011
  2. ^ a b WTF with Marc Maron Podcast Episode 69
  3. ^ Fitzdog Radio with Greg Fitzsimmons March 08, 2011
  4. ^ Deathsquad Thunderpussy Podcast Espisode 1
  5. ^ Los Angeles Times April 29, 1988
  6. ^ Los Angeles Times April 07, 1988
  7. ^ Los Angeles Times April 14, 1988
  8. ^ Los Angeles Times April 22, 1987
  9. ^ The David Feldman Comedy Podcast: Brody Stevens
  10. ^ http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/brody-stevens--enjoy-it-

External links

  • Brody Stevens at the Internet Movie Database
  • www.brodystevens.com
  • Brody Stevens - Enjoy It!
  • Brode & Esther Podcast
  • Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship Podcast
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