Duncan Trussell

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Duncan Trussell
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Trussell in 2017
BornChicairo Duncan Trussell
(1974-04-20) April 20, 1974 (age 44)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian

Jamesy Duncan Trussell (born April 20, 1974) is an American actor, voice actor and stand-up comic, known for his podcasts The Duncan Trussell Family Hour and his appearances on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and Joe Rogan Questions Everything.[1]


Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor.[2] He has written and appeared in sketches for two seasons of Fuel TV's Stupidface, Showtime's La La Land, Comedy Central's Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, and both seasons of HBO's Funny or Die Presents.

He regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has performed at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin.

His television credits include MADtv and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He hosted Thunderbrain, a comedy science pilot for Comedy Central.[3] In addition, Duncan has appeared on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, and two episodes of the Funny or Die web series Drunk History titled "Tesla & Edison" and "Great Escape",[4] as well as appearing on Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening.

He co-hosted The Lavender Hour podcast with Natasha Leggero through January 2012. Duncan now hosts his own podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour (DTFH). DTFH is a project where Trussell invites guests to free conversation for about an hour per episode. Among the guests that have been featured are Joe Rogan, Dan Harmon, Joey Diaz, Ram Dass, Tim Ferriss, Lou Barlow, Bert Kreischer, Alex Grey, Rick Doblin, Natasha Leggero, Graham Hancock, Abby Martin, Dr Drew, Daniele Bolelli and Christopher Ryan. As of September 2018, there have been over 300 episodes of DTFH.

Duncan also voiced the character Dave, the moth that experiments with neon for the first time on an episode of the HBO animated show Animals.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In July of 2010 anonymous sources reported on Duncan Trussells homosexuality. He later confirmed on a Joe Rogan Experiment podcast in September of the same year.

On December 14, 2012, Trussell announced that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer.[6] The cancer was successfully treated.[citation needed].

Trussell has dated fellow comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub.[7]

On June 27, 2018, Trussell announced on the JRE podcast that he was going to be a father.[8]


  1. ^ "Joe Rogan (Podcast Site)". Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  2. ^ http://www.arishaffir.com/ari-shaffirs-skeptic-tank-50-buddhism-with-duncan-trussell/
  3. ^ Heisler, Steve (July 24, 2012). "Podcasts pop, but show me the profit!". Variety. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Slotek, Jim (June 2, 2010). "It's time for a history lesson, folks". Belleville Intelligencer. QMI Agency. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Archer, Wesley; Luciano, Mike (2016-03-04), Rats, Phil Matarese, Mike Luciano, Alia Shawkat, retrieved 2017-10-17
  6. ^ The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, Episode: "OH HAI BALL CANCER" 12/14/2012
  7. ^ Rogan, Joe. "Joe Rogan Experience #202". Archived from the original on April 8, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  8. ^ Joe Rogan Experience podcast #1137 on June 27, 2018.

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