Actor, writer and producer David Koechner grew up in Tipton, Mo. working for his father in the family’s turkey coop manufacturing business. He studied political science at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan, and then transferred to the University of Missouri. After college, Koechner moved to Chicago, where he studied improvisation at the IO (formerly the ImprovOlympic) with Del Close and Charna Halpern. He went on to become an ensemble member of Second City Theater Northwest.
From there, Koechner spent one season in the cast of “Saturday Night Live” before moving to Los Angeles and landing guest appearances on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Reno 911” and a recurring role on “Still Standing.” He co-starred in indie films such as “Dill Scallion,” “Wakin’ Up in Reno,” “Dropping Out” and “Run Ronnie Run” while also turning solid performances in studio comedies such as “Out Cold,” “My Boss' Daughter” and “A Guy Thing.” Koechner, along with Dave “Gruber” Allen, developed and performed The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show on stage at Club Largo in Los Angeles. The show later became a Comedy Central series.
Koechner’s first major film break came when he was cast as Champ Kind in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Since then, Koechner has been seen in a variety of studio and independent films such as “Daltry Calhoun” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” with Johnny Knoxville, “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Waiting,” “Yours, Mine and Ours,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Snakes on a Plane,” “Let’s Go To Prison,” “Semi-Pro,” “Get Smart,” “My One and Only,” “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” “Extract,” “Final Destination 5,” “Small Apartments,” “Piranha 3DD,” “Paul,” the animated feature “Barnyard,” and the critically acclaimed “Thank You for Smoking” opposite Aaron Eckhart and Maria Bello. He also starred in the Fox Atomic comedy “The Comebacks.”
Koechner played the character Todd Packer on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office.” He currently voices a reoccurring character on FOX’s animated comedy “American Dad.” His most recent films include “Hit and Run” with Dax Shepard and “A Haunted House” with Marlon Wayans. Koechner recently reprised his popular role as Champ Kind for the upcoming “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” sequel with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, which is set to hit theaters in December. He is receiving rave reviews for his role in the dark, twisted and film festival award-winning thriller “Cheap Thrills;” it will be in theaters early 2014. Koechner also recently produced and starred in a pilot for A+E Networks called “Whitey.”
When not filming, Koechner performs live stand-up comedy across the country and creates original content videos for his YouTube channel, “Full On Koechner.” He currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif. with his wife and five children.
Born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jeffrey Baldinger discovered his love for comedy at a young age, admiring the likes of Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kaufman. But after moving from Minnesota to Israel, to Kansas, to Australia, to Kansas again, and then to Minnesota again, he ultimately found his calling at an open mic on the east side of Los Angeles.
Since beginning his stand up career, Jeffrey has used his quick wit and goofy attitude about life to become a favorite amongst crowds and fellow comedians alike. He has appeared on The Outsourced (2010), The Playboy Comedy Tour (2011-12), and has been featured on Louie Anderson's LOL show in Las Vegas. He is also the creator and producer of the Hollywood Improv's most successful monthly show, Flyover Comedy.
Jeffrey has been featured on the websites Youtube, Break.com and FunnyorDie.com, and has made appearances on Showtime's Dexter, ABC's Happy Endings, and NBC's Community. Most recently, Jeffrey appeared as a panelist on HDnet's "AXS Live Super Bowl Show."
Jeffrey is a regular on one of the biggest college comedy shows in the USA, Comedy Juice, and he can be seen most nights performing at the World Famous Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and the Hollywood Improv. Jeffrey does not like writing in the third person, but has decided it to be the best way to write his bio...for the time being
Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA.
Featured on: NBC's E!’s “Chelsea Lately”,"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", Comedy Central, "Conan",”Carson Daly”, Showtime's “Shameless”, MTV. He is a writer on NBC's "The New Normal", the Co-host of "The Champs" podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir "Kasher In The Rye" on Grand Central Publishing. Selected as one of Variety Magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch", LA Times, “Faces to Watch” Itunes “Comic of the year”
Things people have said:
"Everything you want in a comedian" - East Bay Express;
"Displays a fiery frustration and agile, confident showcase of his neuroses" - SF Examiner;
"One of SF’s open secrets" - SF Chronicle;
"Smart, dirty, sharp, self-deprecating and ultimately hilarious" - Denver Post
"(With) a powerful comedic voice and amazingly wide range…(He is) one of the most important comics to watch out for"- Punchline Magazine
"Hunk" - East bay Express.
People really seem to like him.
Please, go to Netflix and watch his comedy special "Moshe Kasher Live In Oakland".
Please, read his book.
Please, think of the children.
Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” They’ve also appeared in such films as Touchstone's, Wild Hogs, and Fox Atomic's, The Comebacks. They currently host the critically acclaimed History Channel docucomedy
that highlights the ways in which statistics tell the story of America called The United Stats of America. In November of 2006, Randy and Jason wrapped their 4th and final season of their cult classic comedy series, Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. They also wrote and appeared in a regular segment on ESPN's SportsCenter called, “The Bracket” from 2008 to 2009. In addition they regularly fill in as guest hosts for Jim Rome on his popular nationally syndicated radio show.
As stand up comedians, they recorded their second half hour Comedy Central Presents in November 2009 and it premiered in March of 2010. The Onion A.V. Club named their latest comedy CD
Hendersons And Daughters in their Top 10 Comedy albums of 2011.
And Neil Strausse of the New York Times said of the Sklars, “Their
comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a
crutch. Instead," noted Strauss, "they work with their physical and
mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect
carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often
Randy and Jason currently reside in Los Angeles, where they record
their popular weekly sports comedy podcasts Sklarbro Country and
Sklarbro County for earwolf.com.
Flyover comedy brings you the very best comedic talent from in and around the Midwest. Each month, we feature and highlight a specific state from the heartland of America, giving out special deals and/or prizes from restaurants that brings that great Midwestern mentality to Los Angeles! Kansas City BBQ, Chicago Deep Dish, and Minnesota Nice all rolled into one amazing night of Comedy!