Brent Weinbach

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Brent Weinbach
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationComedian, actor, director, pianist
Years active2000–present
Websitewww.brentweinbach.com

Brent Weinbach is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, and pianist based in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his experimental style and abstract, deadpan delivery. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and was formerly a professional jazz pianist and substitute teacher.

Weinbach is also known for creating various video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack, and Ultimate Drumming Technique and is the co-creator and co-director of the cult web series, Pound House[1] alongside DJ Douggpound which was nominated for a Streamy Award. Brent is a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award,[2] which recognizes innovation in stand-up comedy and was a finalist in the 2008 San Francisco Comedy Competition. Brent has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, and various shows on Comedy Central.[3] He also toured with the Comedians of Comedy and has performed at such festivals as Coachella,[4] SF Sketchfest,[5] Bumbershoot[6] and the Just for Laughs Festival.[7]

His first album, inspired by Joe Frank, is Tales from the Brown Side.[8] His second album, released in September 2009, is called The Night Shift and features a blend of live recorded comedy, studio recordings, and original musical compositions."[9] His third album Mostly Live was released in 2012.[10]

He appeared with a small role in the film Medicine for Melancholy in 2008.[11] In 2010, he began hosting The Legacy Music Hour, a podcast in which he and co-host Rob F. Switch discuss retro video game music from the 1980s and 1990s, along with crossover appearances with Laser Time podcast.[12] In December 2016, Weinbach appeared as a guest on the Let's Play webseries Game Grumps,[13] commentating over Rare's Time Lord.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Medicine for Melancholy Waiter
2008 Live at Gotham Himself
2010 I Am Comic Himself Documentary
2011 Lopez Tonight Himself 2 episodes
2011 Conan Himself Episode: "The Way to a Man's Heart Is Through My Multi-Level Marketing Plan"
2012 Funny as Hell Himself TV Series
2013 The Middle Greg Episode: "The Ditch"
2013 Stepsister Matt Short
2013–15 Comedy Bang! Bang! Mailman / Carlo Smencia 2 episodes
2013–16 Pound House Brent Also co-creator, co-director, writer
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Andy Episode: "Speechless"
2014 Pretty Perfect Volunteer
2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Brett (Young Intern) Episode: "The Endorsement"
2014 I Don't Dance Brent Also creator, writer, director, producer
2014 Booze Boys & Brownies Cous Cous
2015 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Himself - Guest 2 episodes
2015 Kroll Show Episode: "The Commonwealth Games"
2015 Adventure Time Bass Drum / Additional Voices (voice) Episode: "Friends Forever"
2015 Another Period Scoops LaPue 3 episodes
2015 The Eric Andre Show Writer
2015–16 @midnight Himself 2 episodes
2016 The 4th Uber Driver
2016 Flophouse Himself TV Series Documentary
2016 Poop Talk Himself Documentary
2017 Clarence Voice TV Series
2017 Appealing to the Mainstream Himself TV Special

Discography[edit]

  • Tales From The Brown Side (2004)
  • The Night Shift (2009)
  • Mostly Live (2012)
  • Appealing to the Mainstream (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serial Optimist Interview". Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Winners Hall of Fame-Andy Kaufman Award". Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Brent Weinbach Official Website". Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Super Serious Show". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  5. ^ "SF Sketchfest". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Bumbershoot". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Just For Laughs". Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Tales From The Brown Side". Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  9. ^ Ben Van Houten - Comments Off on Brent Weinbach-The Night Shift (9 September 2009). "Brent Weinbach - The Night Shift". thebaybridged.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  10. ^ Dyan, Flores. "Brent Weinbach Mostly Live album review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Brent Weinbach Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  12. ^ "The Legacy Music Hour Blog". Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Time Lord with Special Guest Brent Weinbach - Guest Grumps". Retrieved 15 December 2016.

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