Brian K. Murphy

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Brian K. Murphy
Other namesMurph
OccupationActor, producer, writer
Years active2010–present
Known forAdam Ruins Everything, Hot Date, Not Another D&D Podcast, Dimension 20
Spouse(s)Emily Axford

Brian Kevin Patrick Murphy is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for his various roles in CollegeHumor videos, his role as Murph on truTV comedy original Adam Ruins Everything, and his role on the Pop TV original Hot Date, co-starring with his wife Emily Axford.[1] Axford and Murphy co-wrote the book HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact, a satirical relationship advice that was published in 2018.[2]

Early life[edit]

Murphy grew up in New Jersey. He went on to study at Rowan University, where he dual majored in Film and Journalism.[3]

Other work[edit]

From 2010 to 2017, Murphy was an actor and writer for CollegeHumor. In 2015, he hosted Middle of the Night Show, a late-night television series on MTV. In 2017, Murphy and his wife Emily Axford began working as executive producers and actors on the Pop TV original Hot Date. The previous incarnation of the show was a web series for CollegeHumor.[4] The TV program's second season premiered in September 2019.[5]

Murphy was also one of the hosts of "8-Bit Book Club" alongside Axford and Caldwell Tanner, a podcast where the hosts read and discuss books and other media relating to video games. He is now the host and Dungeon Master of the HeadGum podcast "Not Another D&D Podcast" with Axford, Tanner, and Jake Hurwitz.[6] He is also a player on Dimension 20, a Dungeons & Dragons actual play show from CollegeHumor's streaming service Dropout.


  1. ^ "Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy are the Married Masterminds Behind 'Hot Date'". Observer. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship) How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact.
  3. ^ "Webcam Interviews with Brian Murphy (Murph)". YouTube. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  4. ^ Bill Zwecker (7 August 2017). "Chicago 'clicked' for couple turning 'Hot Date' into a TV series". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  5. ^ Erik Pedersen (27 August 2019). "'Hot Date': Season 2 Premiere Date For Pop TV's Sketch Comedy Series". Deadline. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Not Another D&D Podcast". Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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