Dan Soder

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Dan Soder
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Soder in November 2016 at The Stand in New York City
Born (1983-06-24) June 24, 1983 (age 38)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.[1]
MediumStand-up, radio, television
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
GenresObservational comedy, blue comedy, crude humor, off-color humor, insult comedy, impersonations, sarcasm
Subject(s)Everyday life, pop culture, human behavior, self-deprecation, sex, recreational drug use, celebrities, current events
Notable works and rolesBillions
The Half Hour
Opie and Anthony
Bonfire radio

Daniel E. Soder (born June 24, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and radio personality. He is best known for his frequent appearances on MTV2's Guy Code and his recurring role of Mafee on the Showtime drama series Billions since 2016. He has co-hosted The Bonfire with fellow comedian Big Jay Oakerson on Sirius XM Radio since 2015.

Early life[edit]

Soder was born in Hartford, Connecticut,[1] but was raised in Aurora, Colorado.[1] He is of Irish descent.[2] While Soder was in high school, his father died following a protracted illness, and his sister died two years later in a car accident.[2] Soder grew up close friends with current Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel. [3] He began performing stand-up comedy while a student at the University of Arizona.[4] He graduated from University of Arizona in 2005 with degrees in journalism and political science.[5] A year after graduating, he moved to New York City to further pursue his career.


He has appeared on Comedy Central's The Half Hour, Conan, Cum Town, Opie and Anthony, The Anthony Cumia Show, MTV2's Guy Code and Guy Court, Fox Sports 1's Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, and the You Know What Dude! podcast with Robert Kelly. After the firing of Anthony Cumia from the Opie & Anthony Show, Soder was a frequent guest and "third mic" on Opie with Jim Norton, formerly on the Faction Talk channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.[6] On July 27, 2015, Soder along with fellow stand-up comedian Big Jay Oakerson began their two-hour live radio talk show, The Bonfire, on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio channel airing every Monday through Thursday (previously Mondays and Wednesdays) from 6-8pm EST.[7][8][9] As of March 1, 2021, the show has aired on Faction Talk from 5-7pm EST after Comedy Central Radio ceased production on all of its talk shows.[10]

Soder appeared in multiple episodes as a guest star on Inside Amy Schumer beginning in 2014, and had a minor appearance in Schumer's film Trainwreck (2015).[11] On May 21, 2016, Soder released his first hour long special on Comedy Central titled Not Special.[12]

On March 19, 2016, Dan Soder made a special guest appearance on the popular wrestling podcast Wrestling Soup, and has a recurring role on the Showtime drama series Billions.[13] In late 2016, Soder was cast in the comedy Drunk Parents (2019), starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek.[14]

On July 4, 2017, Netflix released a new original series called The Standups featuring Dan Soder's 30-minute stand-up set on the sixth episode (and season finale) of season one.


Year Title Role Notes
2014–2016 Inside Amy Schumer Various 4 episodes
2015 It Had to Be You Chris
2015 Trainwreck Dumpster Guy
2016 Night Train with Wyatt Cenac Self 1 episode
2016–present Billions Dudley Mafee Recurring role
2017 The Standups Self 1 episode
2019 Drunk Parents Randall
2019 Robot Chicken Plastic Army Man, Nerdy Basketball Player (voice) Episode: "Garfield Stockman in: A Voice Like Wet Ham"


  1. ^ a b c "Interview with stand-up comedian Dan Soder". The Coggin Into Boggan. 19 March 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Episode 7 - Dan Soder from Where's The Grief?". www.stitcher.com. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "SF 49ers: 3 things to know about new OC Mike McDaniel".
  4. ^ "Comedian Dan Soder". The Stranger. Seattle, Washington. Archived from the original on April 3, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Wilson, P. F. "Dan Soder". City Pages. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  6. ^ "Dan Soder : official website". dansoder.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  7. ^ Steinberg, Brian (27 July 2015). "Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder To Host Live Comedy Central Show On SiriusXM". Variety. Archived from the original on May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Comedy Central Radio - The best comedy skits from the CC Archives". siriusxm.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. ^ "The Bonfire Moves to Four Days a Week on SiriusXM - The Interrobang". theinterrobang.com. 27 June 2017. Archived from the original on 9 October 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  10. ^ "SiriusXM's Faction Talk Adds the Bonfire; While Covino & Rich Exit for Patreon".
  11. ^ Saunders, May (June 10, 2016). "Inside Amy Schumer's Guest Star Overload". Paste. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  12. ^ Raboy, Marcus (May 21, 2016), Dan Soder: Not Special, archived from the original on May 28, 2016, retrieved July 21, 2016
  13. ^ Snetiker, Marc (November 16, 2016). "Billions casts Danny Strong as another hedge fund bro". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Paste Staff (May 19, 2016). "Listen to an Exclusive Clip from Dan Soder's New Comedy Central Special". Paste. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.

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