Dave Hill (comedian)

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Dave Hill is an American comedian, writer, musician and actor. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Hill one of their "10 Comics to Watch".[1]

Career[edit]

Comedy[edit]

He hosts the stage show The Dave Hill Explosion at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Hollywood and starred in the television show The King of Miami on the MOJO HD network. The show airing on Film24 in the UK. Hill currently appears as on-air talent for HBO and Cinemax. He has also worked extensively for the comedy website Super Deluxe. In 2007 he appeared at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Hill has also appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest in San Francisco among others. He performs in prisons frequently, including two shows at Sing Sing correctional facility.

Music[edit]

Hill was a member of the '90s alternative band Sons of Elvis and Cleveland-based rock band Cobra Verde, and currently fronts the band Valley Lodge. He has also played guitar with Walter Schreifels' solo band, Diamondsnake, a hard rock band also featuring Moby, and bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche. Additionally, Hill is the creator and sole member of the semi-fictional Norwegian black metal band Witch Taint. Hill wrote the theme song for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, "Go", performed by his band Valley Lodge.

Podcast and radio[edit]

In June 2010, Hill launched his own podcast called Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident on iTunes; to promote the show he appeared on the podcast The Complete Guide to Everything. The podcast is part of the Maximum Fun network.[2] Hill also hosts The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on free-form radio station WFMU, having taken over the Tuesday The Best Show on WFMU time slot in January 2014.[3]

Writing[edit]

Hill's Tasteful Nudes: ...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation, a collection of anecdotal essays, was published by St. Martin's Press in May 22, 2012. The book is being developed into a television show with Comedy Central. Hill is currently writing a follow-up for blue rider press, a Penguin imprint. He has also written for the New York Times, GQ, XXL, McSweeney's, The Believer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Salon,[4] and the Huffington Post[5] among others, and is a frequent contributor to the public radio program This American Life.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keegan, Terence. "10 Comics to Watch: Dave Hill", Variety, February 28, 2007. Accessed July 31, 2007.
  2. ^ Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident
  3. ^ http://davehillonline.com/blog/2013/11/new-wfmu-show
  4. ^ Dave Hill on Salon
  5. ^ Huffington Post - Dave Hill
  6. ^ Dave Hill on This American Life

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