Rory Scovel

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Rory Scovel
Rory Scovel.jpg
Rory Scovel in 2013.
Born (1980-08-06) August 6, 1980 (age 37)
Greenville, South Carolina
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active 2004–present
Website www.roryscovel.com

Rory Scovel (born August 6, 1980) is an American comedian, writer and actor from Greenville, South Carolina. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Early life[edit]

Scovel was born in Greenville, South Carolina, where he grew up, and played basketball, tennis, and soccer. He has described himself as hyperactive and the class clown.[3]

Rory attended St. Mary's Catholic School, then Christ Church Episcopal School, from kindergarten through 8th grade and Greenville High School for high school.[citation needed]

Rory graduated in 2003 with a Communications Degree from University of South Carolina Upstate. While there, he played soccer for all four years.[4] A year later, he began his standup career.

Career[edit]

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.[5] He then moved to New York City, where he performed for three years until he moved to Los Angeles where he now lives.[5]

In 2006, Scovel participated in the Seattle International Comedy Competition where he made it to the finals.[6]

In 2011, Scovel performed on Conan with comedian Jon Dore using the premise that the show accidentally booked two comedians.[7][8] Scovel also released his first stand-up album with Stand Up! Records called Dilation.[4][9] Scovel and the record were named by The Huffington Post as one of fourteen in their "Guide To New Comedy Albums of 2011".[10]

In 2012, Scovel was named in the 10 Comics to Watch by Variety magazine.[2]

Scovel has opened for comedians such as Louis C.K., Nick Swardson, and Daniel Tosh.[4][11] He has also performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival,[12] the FYF Fest with many other famous Los Angeles comedians,[13] the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Del Close Improv Marathon,[14] the Bumbershoot Festival,[15] and the Chicago Improv Festival.[5]

In 2013, Scovel performed a show at Third Man Records, Jack White's record label.[16] The show was recorded to tape and transferred to vinyl. There is no digital version of this recording.[17][18]

Podcasts[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Groom with a View Organ player
2009 Public Service Leo's agent
2010 Seattle Komedy Dokumentary Himself
2011 Dead Monkey Ricky
2012 Is There?: Todd Glass for GLSEN Party Guest
2012 Broken Mike Himself
2013 Documentary Subject Wanted with Rory Scovel Himself
2016 Dean Eric
2017 The House Joe
2018 I Feel Pretty Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Live at Gotham Himself One episode
2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself One episode
2011–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Jim/Jerry (voice) Two episodes
2011–2013 Conan Himself Three episodes
2011–2013 New York Stand-Up Show Himself Two episodes
2012 UnCabaret Himself One episode
2012 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself One episode
2013 The Nerdist Himself One episode
2013 The Eric Andre Show Writer One episode
2013 Funny as Hell Himself
2013 All Growz Up with Melinda Hill Himself One episode
2013 Money From Strangers Himself Three episodes
2013–2016 @midnight Himself Five episodes
2013–2015 Ground Floor Harvard
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Pat Six episodes
2013 The Pete Holmes Show Himself One episode
2014–2016 Undateable Kevin Four episodes
2016 Not Safe with Nikki Glaser Himself One episode
2016 Those Who Can't Principal Geoffrey Quinn 16 episodes
2016 Animals. Ronnie (voice) One episode
2016 Casual Patrick One episode
2016-2017 Wrecked Corey Four episodes
2017 Love Gator One episode
2017 The Great Indoors Ricky One episode
2017 Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time - A Netflix Special Himself Stand-up special
2017 HarmonQuest Unpredictable Witch Episode: "Demon Realm Devilry"

Discography[edit]

  • Dilation (2011)
  • Rory Scovel Live at Third Man Records (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soccie, Blair (2013-08-21). "Talking to Rory Scovel About Standup, Acting, and His 'Conan' Bits with Jon Dore". SplitSider. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Schenker, Andrew (July 24, 2012). "Scovel: Frosh comic keeps it fresh". Variety. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomasian, Deborah (November 7, 2012). "Get Ready To Fall in Love With Comedian Rory Scovel". Serial Optimist Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Armonaitis, Dan (October 30, 2011). "Comic Rory Scovel coming home". GoUpdate. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Davidson, Phil (August 23, 2012). "Talking to Rory Scovel About Standup, Characters, Alt Rooms vs. Clubs and All Sorts of Other Stuff". SplitSider. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2006 Comics: Finals". Seattle International Comedy Competition. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Conan Double-Books Comedians Jon Dore & Rory Scovel". Huffington Post. July 1, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jon Dore Thinks NBA Trumped By Kids Basketball League On 'Conan'". Huffington Post. January 12, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Brockett, Chase (October 27, 2011). "Rory Scovel gets Dilated on Debut Album". SanDiego.com. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ Luippold, Ross (October 29, 2011). "Our Guide To New Comedy Albums of 2011 (With Spotify Playlist!)". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ Miller, Chris (November 8, 2011). "Comedian kills with improv, off-kilter approach". The Red & Black. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ Duguay, Denise (July 19, 2013). "Just for Laughs 2013: So how many grandmothers does Rory Scovel have, anyway?". Montral Gazette. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ Fisher, Eliza (July 20, 2012). "FYF Fest 2012 Comedy Lineup Revealed". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ Pitchel, Samantha (July 9, 2012). "All Improv, No Sleep: Inside the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon". SplitSider. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Nerdist, Guest, Rory Scovel". BBC America. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  16. ^ "RORY SCOVEL LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS". Third Man Records. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  17. ^ Matteson, Cory (July 16, 2013). "Comic Rory Scovel brings Jack White-approved material to Omaha Saturday". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rory Scovel". The Mint. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 

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