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|Birth name||Streeter Seidell|
December 2, 1982 |
New Haven, Connecticut, US
|Subject(s)||Body image, Pop Culture, Nerd culture|
|Notable works and roles||Streeter Seidell on The CollegeHumor Show|
Streeter Seidell (born December 2, 1982) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and TV host. Seidell first gained popularity as part of the cast of CollegeHumor's online skits, although he has written and edited the site's front page before then. He got further attention when his video series Prank Wars went viral, garnering tens of millions of views and a large amount of mainstream television attention all over the world, which eventually led to a TV-series called Pranked on MTV with fellow CollegeHumor editor, Amir Blumenfeld.
Seidell was hired to work for CollegeHumor.com in 2005 as one of the original line-up of staff for the site. He was is in charge of editing the site's front page. He also wrote for the Hardly Working series. Seidell's characters are now under the name Streeter Theeter.
The CollegeHumor Show
The Hardly Working series was adapted into a TV sitcom format by MTV. It portrays the usual Hardly Working style of comedy, in which the staff acts out fictionalized versions of themselves in their usual office in New York. The show premiered on February 9, 2009. The show was not picked up for a second season.
Non-CollegeHumor appearances and projects
- The Old Man and the Seymour – Seidell plays Seymour Plunkett, an orphan who gets adopted by his sister after his dad dies. The film won several awards in various film fests.
- Mental Floss – Seidell writes for the magazine Mental Floss, a bi-monthly magazine that presents facts and trivia in a humorous way.
- WhiteWhine.com – self-described as a "collection of first world problems", a blog where users submit frivolous or materialistic complaints, most of them taken from postings made on social media websites.
- I love the 1880's – Seidell, as himself, is a comedian featured on the History Channel show I Love the 1880's, where he, along with many other comedians, provides humorous commentary to historical facts and trivia.
Seidell has also written for the New York Times, Metro NY and Men's Fitness. He also co-wrote the book, The CollegeHumor Guide to College: Selling Kidneys for Beer Money, Sleeping with Your Professors, Majoring in Communications, and Other Really Good Ideas, along with the other CollegeHumor writers and editors.
Seidell has also written his own book, titled "White Whine: A Study of first World Problems". The book, published on October 1, 2013, consists of chapters detailing various luxuries and why the people who complain about them in a certain way are considered White Whiners, each ending with a few social networking posts by said Whiners gleaned in all likelihood from the book's predecessor, "WhiteWhine.com".
Seidell also launched his podcast, The Talk of Shame Show on May 15, 2014. The podcast has a guest every week to discuss shameful stories of their past, and also includes a fan submitted story, read by a British person. The show has had several other CollegeHumor writers on it, such as Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Dan Gurewitch.
Seidell married Vanessa Bone on September 16, 2011.
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