Nick Kroll got his first taste of acting when he played the Pharaoh in his second-grade production of "Exodus from Egypt." Although playing a ruthless, god-like emperor suited his sense of self, the acting bug didn't exactly take wing with him until he began performing improv comedy with the Georgetown Players Improv Group (G-PIG) while attending Georgetown University. During college and upon graduation, Kroll took classes and workshops with Upright Citizens Brigade training program, furthering his improv, writing and acting skills.
On television, Nick has appeared in "Cavemen" on ABC, numerous VH1 projects as a snarky talking head, including "Best Week Ever," the "Awesomely Bad" series and on the "Today Show." This fall, he has two animated shows debuting: "Sit Down, Shut Up" (FOX) and "The Life and Times of Tim" (HBO). He has appeared in MTV's sketch comedy show "Human Giant" and personally ruined episodes of the prank shows "Boiling Points" and "Damage Control." Nick co-created and starred in Comedy Central's "I Love the 30's" and "All Access: Middle Ages," as well as wrote, directed and starred in "Cavalcade of Personalities!" He co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed internet series ["(Layers)"] on SuperDeluxe.com as Benji Lessman, an agent who represents other agents. His character Fabrice Fabrice has covered red carpet events for MTV.com.
As a writer, Nick co-wrote the hit book Bar Mitzvah Disco which premiered to rave reviews in Vanity Fair, People Magazine, the New York Times Styles Section and scores of other publications. He was also a contributing writer on "Chappelle's Show" and to the follow up book to Bar Mitzvah Disco, "Camp Camp." He is currently a contributing writer on the new show "The Life and Times of Tim" (HBO).
On the big screen, Nick can be seen in "Capers", "Adventures of Power," opposite Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, and Michael McKean, and will be seen later on this year in "I Love You, Man" starring Paul Rudd and "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" with Jason Sudeikis.
As a true media renaissance man, he has made several appearances as a commentator and guest-host of PRI's "Fair Game with Faith Salie."
Nick has performed his unique brand of character-based standup at the Just for Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Festival, HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, the Improv, Comedy Death Ray, Aziz Ansari's Crash Test and on his own show "Welcome to Our Week" with Jessi Klein and "The Oh, Hello Show" with John Mulaney at the UCB Theatres in NYC and Los Angeles. He was named one of Time Out New York's "Best Comics" and Comedy Central's "Fresh Faces of Comedy". In 2007, he won the ECNY Award for Best One Person Show for "Fabrice Fabrice".
Nick resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys eating pigs in a blanket and chocolate pretzels.
voiced by Nick Kroll
Tell us what you think about HBO GO. Sign up now to participate in the HBO GO Advisory Panel to share your opinions and for a chance to be entered into HBO sweepstakes and contests.