Dana Gould, the comedian and writer best known for his work on the hit TV show The Simpsons, left that comfortable job to pursue his first love: stand-up comedy. In his new special, I Know It’s Wrong, taped at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, Gould takes on the absurdities of modern life through his pop-culture obsessed lens.
Dana started performing stand-up at the tender age of seventeen in Boston’s now-legendary Ding Ho Comedy Club. Cutting his teeth in the hotbed of Boston’s comedy scene during the height of the eighties comedy boom allowed Dana to rise quickly through the stand-up ranks. By the end of the decade, though still in his early twenties, he had relocated to San Francisco and was touring the country extensively.
In 2000, Dana began his seven year writing stint on The Simpsons, where he eventually graduated to co-executive producer and took home two Emmys, leaving in 2007 to concentrate on screenwriting and a more active stand-up schedule than his Simpsons responsibilities allowed. In 2009, Showtime aired his new special, Let Me Put My Thoughts In You, directed by his old Ben Stiller Show cohort, Bob Odenkirk.
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