Dominic Dierkes

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Dominic Dierkes
Born (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 32)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1998-present

Dominic Dierkes (born March 19, 1984) is an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his involvement in the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy.

Early life[edit]

Dierkes was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] He began doing stand-up comedy at the age of 14 and since he was underage his parents had to be present at his sets.[1]

Dierkes attended the Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film/television production.[1] There he joined the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU alongside future Derrick Comedy members Donald Glover and DC Pierson.[1] During this time Dierkes began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and both of his comedy groups performed there regularly.[1]

Career[edit]

With Derrick Comedy gaining notoriety through their comedic videos on YouTube, the group subsequently wrote and starred in the 2009 comedy Mystery Team.[2] Dierkes is a former writer for ONN, the "television" branch of satirical newspaper The Onion.[citation needed]

Dierkes has appeared in such television shows as Parks and Recreation, Community, The Nighttime Clap, and Mad Men. He had a recurring role on the Showtime show Weeds.[3] He and his writing partner, Sean Clements,[1] were writers on the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory in 2011. In 2012, they joined the writing staff of Workaholics for its third season.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dierkes is a teetotaler since moving to Los Angeles.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "BA #076: Dominic Dierkes". the Box Angeles podcast. 
  2. ^ College Humor on the Big Screen, nytimes.com, December 4, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Dominic Dierkes at the Internet Movie Database

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