Scovel in 2013
|Born||August 6, 1980|
Greenville, South Carolina
Early life and education
Scovel first performed at open mic nights in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Soon after, Scovel moved to and started his career in Washington D.C., where he performed for three years. He then moved to New York City, where he performed for three years until he moved to Los Angeles where he now lives.
In 2011, Scovel performed on Conan with comedian Jon Dore using the premise that the show accidentally booked two comedians. Scovel also released his first stand-up album with Stand Up! Records called Dilation. Scovel and the record were named by The Huffington Post as one of fourteen in their "Guide To New Comedy Albums of 2011".
Scovel has opened for comedians such as Louis C.K., Nick Swardson, and Daniel Tosh. He has also performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Del Close Improv Marathon in New York, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, and the Chicago Improv Festival.
In 2013, Scovel performed a show at the performance venue at Third Man Records, Jack White's record label. The live show was recorded to tape and transferred to vinyl. There is no digital version of this recording.
Scovel currently co-hosts The Pen Pals Podcast (#growtheshow(#grewtheshoe)) alongside fellow comedian Daniel Van Kirk (Daniel Vaniel Kaniel) #jerredleftdan. Scovel has appeared on several popular podcasts, including Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman, Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson, Sklarbro Country with The Sklar Brothers, The Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Maximum Fun's Stop Podcasting Yourself, The Dead Authors Podcast with Paul F. Tompkins, The Dollop live at the 2016 Riot LA Comedy Festival with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, The Todd Glass Show, and WTF with Marc Maron.
|2007||Groom with a View||Organ Player||Short film|
|2009||Public Service||Leo's Agent (voice)||Short film|
|2010||Seattle Komedy Dokumentary||Himself|
|2012||Is There?: Todd Glass for GLSEN||Party Guest||Short film|
|2013||Documentary Subject Wanted with Rory Scovel||Himself|
|2018||I Feel Pretty||Ethan|
|2007||Live at Gotham||Himself||Episode #2.4|
|2010||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Himself||Episode #2.170|
|2011–2012||The Life & Times of Tim||Jim/Jerry (voice)||2 episodes|
|2011–2013||New York Stand-Up Show||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012||The Half Hour||Himself||Episode #1.1, also writer|
|2012||UnCabaret||Himself||Episode #1.4, also writer|
|2012||The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Himself||Episode #8.242|
|2013||The Nerdist||Himself||Episode #1.3|
|2012-2013||The Eric Andre Show||Chef Rory Scovel/Himself||2 episodes ; also writer|
|2013||Funny as Hell||Himself||Episode #3.1, also writer|
|2013||All Growz Up with Melinda Hill||Himself||Episode: "Rory Scovel"|
|2013||Money From Strangers||Himself||3 episodes|
|2013–2015||Ground Floor||Harvard||20 episodes|
|2013||Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous||Pat||6 episodes|
|2013||The Pete Holmes Show||Himself||Episode: "Rory Scovel"|
|2015||Rory Scovel: The Charleston Special||Himself||Self-released stand-up special, also writer and producer|
|2016||Not Safe with Nikki Glaser||Himself||Episode: "Carpe Do 'Em"|
|2016–2018||Those Who Can't||Principal Geoffrey Quinn||25 episodes|
|2016||Animals.||Ronnie (voice)||Episode: "Dogs."|
|2016||Casual||Patrick||Episode: "The Magpie"|
|2016||This Is Not Happening||Himself||Episode: 3.4 "Blunder", also writer|
|2017||Love||Gator||Episode: "The Work Party"|
|2017||The Great Indoors||Ricky||Episode: "Ricky Leaks"|
|2017||Powerless||Russell||Episode: "Win, Luthor, Draw"|
|2017||Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time - A Netflix Special||Himself||Stand-up special, also writer and executive producer|
|2017||HarmonQuest||Unpredictable Witch||Episode: "Demon Realm Devilry"|
|2017||Do You Want To See a Dead Body?||Cool Pharmacist||Episode: "A Body and a Puddle (with Adam Scott and Terry Crews)"|
|2018||Another Period||Men's Club Member||Episode: "Olympics"|
- 2011: Dilation
- 2013: Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records
- 2017: Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time - [Netflix]
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- "2006 Comics: Finals". Seattle International Comedy Competition. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "Conan Double-Books Comedians Jon Dore & Rory Scovel". Huffington Post. July 1, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
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- Miller, Chris (November 8, 2011). "Comedian kills with improv, off-kilter approach". The Red & Black. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- Duguay, Denise (July 19, 2013). "Just for Laughs 2013: So how many grandmothers does Rory Scovel have, anyway?". Montral Gazette. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- Fisher, Eliza (July 20, 2012). "FYF Fest 2012 Comedy Lineup Revealed". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- Pitchel, Samantha (July 9, 2012). "All Improv, No Sleep: Inside the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon". SplitSider. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "The Nerdist, Guest, Rory Scovel". BBC America. Archived from the original on December 13, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "RORY SCOVEL LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS". Third Man Records. Archived from the original on November 26, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- Matteson, Cory (July 16, 2013). "Comic Rory Scovel brings Jack White-approved material to Omaha Saturday". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "Rory Scovel". The Mint. Retrieved October 21, 2013.