Dana Gould

Massachusetts native Dana Gould began his professional stand-up career at the tender age of 17, cutting his teeth in the comedy boom of the 1980’s. He arrived in Los Angeles in the early 90’s, where he became one of the founding members of the alternative comedy movement. After starring in the TV series Working and guesting on such shows as The Ben Stiller Show and Seinfeld, Dana joined the writing staff of The Simpsons, eventually becoming Executive Producer of the legendary show.

Dana left The Simpsons and rededicated himself to his stand-up career, adding to his numerous HBO specials and the best-selling comedy album, Funhouse. Dana’s post-Simpsons output includes the one-hour special Let Me Put My Thoughts In You, and the just-released, I Know It’s Wrong. The audio download of I Know It’s Wrong recently debuted on iTunes at number one. 2013 saw Dana making his dramatic acting debut in Frank Darabont’s period crime drama, Mob City, and his monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, is widely regarded to be one of the finest-produced podcasts in the genre.

Dana wrote, produced and starred in the pilot Nolan Knows Best for ABC television, developed the pilot Dischord for F/X with The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, and is currently developing a wide variety of projects, as well as continuing to produce The Dana Gould Hour and touring the country as a stand-up comedian.