- Grew up on Long Island and also spent part of his childhood in Brazil.
- Began his career in music; was a drummer in the '90s punk-rock group Trenchmouth and in the Blue Man Group's Chicago show.
- Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW, a video he created at the 1988 South By Southwest music conference became a cult hit and helped him transition into comedy.
- Has directed music videos for bands such as Helio Sequence and Tigers & Monkeys.
- Founded ThunderAnt.com, a website featuring comedy sketches he creates with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein.
- Stated on an episode of Real Time with Bill Mahr that he is an atheist.
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
- 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Nominee
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
- 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee
- Hildegardt Gemer — Mother
- Abby Elliott — Ex-significant Other
- Sally Timms — Ex-wife
- Elisabeth Moss — Ex-wife
- Attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
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- Birth Place: Hattiesburg, MS
- Birthday: December 4, 1966, Sagittarius
- Profession: Actor