Dana recently released a new one-hour special, “I Know It’s Wrong,” on Showtime. His monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, has nearly 2 million total listens and frequently resides in iTunes’ top ten comedy downloads. Previously Dana had a recurring role in Frank Darabont’s show Mob City on TNT and was most recently a writer for the NBC sitcom Cristela. He has also had guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Maron, Real Time with Bill Maher, Anger Management, Seinfeld and The Ben Stiller Show. Dana served as Co-Executive Producer on The Simpsons and performed several voices for the show. He was also a producer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Dana appeared in the film The Aristocrats, and stand-up remains a big part of his career.
Dana began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, and spent the next twenty years or so performing in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”. Dana has several HBO specials to his credit as well guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Maron and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also had memorable appearances on Anger Management, Seinfeld and The Ben Stiller Show, and was a regular on the NBC series “Working” (which wasn’t, and was soon cancelled). After writing the pilot “World On A String” (with Jay Kogen), Dana co-created MTV’s late, lamented “Super Adventure Team” (with Rob Cohen). He 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.” Last year he developed a comedy pilot for FX, executive producing with Dave Grohl. He is currently developing an animated comedy for 20th TV and THE JETSONS for Conaco TV and WB animation. Dana is currently shooting THE MORNING SHOW pilot, co-hosting with Janet Varney and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay for USA.
Dana appeared in the film “The Aristocrats,” and stand-up remains a big part of his career. He continues to perform regularly in and around Los Angeles. In 2009, Dana recorded a one-hour Showtime comedy special, “Let Me Put My Thoughts In You,” and in 2013 recorded his next special, “I Know It’s Wrong”. His monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, was an instant hit, frequently residing in iTunes’ top ten comedy downloads. He most recently can be seen recurring in Frank Darabont’s show MOB CITY on TNT.