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 1980s. He arrived in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, where he became one of the founding fathers 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 show and rededicated himself to his stand-up career. In addition to numerous HBO specials and the CD, Funhouse, Dana recently completed the one-hour special Let Me Put My Thoughts in You (2009), directed by fellow Ben Stiller Show alum Bob Odenkirk.
Dana wrote, produced and starred in the pilot Nolan Knows Best for ABC television and, in addition to his podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, which premiered in 2012, is currently developing, along with the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, a new pilot for F/X, Rock Bottom.