January 20, 1977 |
New York, U.S.
In June 2009, Malkoff lived on an AirTran jet for 30 days in order to conquer his fear of flying. After completing this endeavor, he broke the Guinness World Record for most flights taken in a 30-day period with 135 flight segments.
On October 5, 2009 Malkoff traveled for four weeks in a Ford Fusion Hybrid around the country seeing how many U.S. mayors he could get to present him their key to the city. As of December 20, 2009, Malkoff has been presented 95 keys from mayors of cities that include Baltimore; Milwaukee; Tampa, Fla., Harrisburg, Pa.; Frederick, Md.; Durham, N.C.; Marietta, Ga.; and Fairfax, Va.
On January 20, 2010 Malkoff wrote a piece for Huffington Post entitled "The Will Ferrell Curse" which was featured by Nikki Finke on Deadline Hollywood. In it Malkoff discusses the fact that every time Will Ferrell has appeared as the first guest on a talk show the show has not made it past a season. Ferrell appeared as the first guest on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Megan Mullally Show, and John McEnroe's talk show McEnroe which aired on CNBC.
In July 2011, Malkoff tried to get thrown out of a Manhattan Apple Store with stunts that included having a pizza delivered, bringing in a band to play live music, bringing in a pet goat, and trying to have a quiet candlelit dinner with his wife.
In August 2011, Malkoff launched 101 other things to do in Holland, besides the smoking of weed, including descend the Euromast (328 feet) in Rotterdam, try to pay off the U.S. debt by collecting money in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam and fool around with street performers at the Dam square in Amsterdam.
On September 29, 2011, Malkoff gave free cab rides out in New York with the catch of strange behavior and other quirks from the driver, as well as antics as the passenger area slowly filling with popcorn.
In April 2012, Malkoff tested the limits of Netflix by watching as many movies as he could in one month. During the month, he watched 252 movies from opening to ending credits. For being the heaviest Netflix user that month, Malkoff was invited to Netflix Headquarters where he met Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix.
Malkoff currently makes videos for the comedy website My Damn Channel.
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