Brody Stevens (born Steven James Brody; May 22, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian and actor.
Childhood and youth
Stevens' family is from New Mexico and Arizona. His grandmother was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on May 2, 1909. His father, Harold Morris Brody, was born in Phoenix and worked as a private investigator. Stevens describes his family as the "pioneering Jews of the southwest". Stevens grew up in Los Angeles, California. He was briefly enrolled in private school, until his mother decided he would attend public school. The family moved to Sacramento during Stevens' early childhood. After his parents divorced when Stevens was eight years old he lived with his mother and older sister in the Valley. Stevens did not go to Hebrew School nor read from the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah. In 1982, Stevens attended a nondenominational Christian church with his father, who was dating a member of the choir. He attended Reseda High School, excelling on the baseball team as a right-handed pitcher. His highs included striking out 10 batters on multiple occasions, while his lows included balking in runs in playoff games. Stevens went on to earn a scholarship to play Division I College Baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball program, starting in four games, pitching 28 innings and recording 3 saves. He graduated with a 2.52 GPA. Stevens' father died at age 63 in 1997. His mother is 82 years old and lives in Rancho Mirage, California.
Stevens first tried stand-up in Los Angeles, before moving to Seattle, where he began developing an act, in addition to co-creating and co-starring in a public-access television show with Teina Manu called Brody and Teina that garnered a cult following. His career continued for a three-year stint in New York City, before he found a permanent home in the Los Angeles comedy scene.
Stevens has appeared on the television shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Test with Jillian Barberie, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Attack of the Show!, Childrens Hospital, Tosh.0, TMZ on TV, Fox NFL Sunday, Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Kroll Show, The Ben Show and @midnight. He is also a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.
On February 27, 2013, Stevens taped a live comedy set at The Royale Theater in Boston for the second season of Comedy Central's The Half Hour. While in Boston, he also recorded a series of interviews with the other 16 comedians appearing on The Half Hour called Push & Believe. It was released on Comedy Central's YouTube channel.
In 2011, Stevens starred in and produced a documentary comedy series for HBO called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. Zach Galifianakis was an executive producer on the project. It was released in 2012 as six 15-minute episodes on HBO's digital platform HBO GO and received positive reviews. Following the popularity of his HBO program it was picked up by Comedy Central as Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!. The footage shot by HBO, along with additional material shot by Comedy Central was released in 2013 as twelve 21-minute episodes.
Stevens is also an experienced audience warm-up and has done warm-up on The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Late World with Zach, The Man Show, Chelsea Lately, The Burn with Jeff Ross, The Jeselnik Offensive, Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness, Who Gets the Last Laugh?, @midnight and Why? with Hannibal Buress.
Stevens has also appeared in the films Road to Park City, I Am Comic, Jesus Is Magic, The Hangover, Due Date and The Hangover Part II. He was however, cut out of the movie Funny People.
In 2010, Stevens launched his own now defunct podcast The Brody Stevens Experiment. Only three episodes were released. On October 7, 2011 Stevens began co-hosting Brode & Esther, a podcast for the Deathsquad network with fellow stand-up comedians Esther Povitsky and Brian Redban. 15 episodes have been released. Stevens launched another podcast on May 13, 2012 called The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship on the Feral Audio network. The podcast is a mixture of Stevens talking about his career and personal life, involving his producer Dustin Marshall and interviewing his friends from throughout the comedy world. 56 episodes have currently been released. On November 13, 2013 Stevens launched his latest podcasting venture as the host of Positive Push on the Video Podcast Network YouTube channel, an affiliate of the Jash network.
Stevens is also a frequent podcast guest. He regularly appears on Deathsquad podcasts and has appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience as well as The Naughty Show with Sam Tripoli. Stevens also has a presence in the alternative comedy podcast scene, appearing as a contestant on Doug Loves Movies and guest on Earwolf podcasts such as Who Charted? with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack. In addition, Stevens regularly appears as a guest on Jay Mohr's sports radio show Jay Mohr Sports.
Stevens currently performs in a wide range of comedy clubs across Los Angeles and is famous for his late-night spots at the Comedy Store. He recently traveled the country performing on the Oddball Comedy Tour headlined by Dave Chappelle.
In his "down time," he live streams on Periscope as "Steven Brody Stevens", often from inside his car in the greater Burbank area.
Stevens was recently spotted at the 2016 World Series in Chicago & Cleveland, as well as the subsequent Chicago Champions Parade. He was a VIP guest and rode in an official parade bus. Stevens is friends with many major league players such as Kevin Millar, Mike Montgomery, Anthony Rizzo, Alex Rodriguez & Mike Moustakas
Stevens recently confirmed on Instagram that he believes he could defeat David Schwimmer in a kicking fight.
|1999||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||unknown||TV series|
|2000||Knights of the Heights||Bull||Short|
|Road to Park City||Brody Stevens||Film|
|2000-03||The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||Stand-up / Brody Stevens / Sketch||TV series|
|2001||Premium Blend||Himself||TV series|
|Late Friday||Himself||TV series|
|2002||Meet My Folks||Delivery Guy||TV series|
|The Best Damn Sports Show Period||Sketch||TV series|
|2003||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Publicist||TV series|
|2005||Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic||Jewish Agent||Film|
|2006||Attack of the Show!||Osama||TV series|
|2007||Tim and Eric Nite Live!||Uncle Vance||TV series|
|I'll Believe You||Eldon Endicott, the Hoagie guy||Film|
|That's My Daughter||Hunky Trainer / Rival Gang Leader||TV series|
|2008||Gaytown||Mayor Stevens||TV series|
|Comedy Gumbo||Hank Kern||Web series|
|Blind Ambition||Male Announcer||Film|
|The Hangover||Officer Foltz||Film|
|Kicking Sand in Your Face||7/11 Guy||Short|
|2009-12||Chelsea Lately||Himself / Himself - Round Table||TV series|
|2010||I Am Comic||Himself||Documentary|
|Due Date||Limo Driver||Film|
|Cubed||Police Officer||TV series|
|Funny or Die Presents||Announcer||TV series|
|Ed Hardy Boyz: The Case of the Missing Sick Belt Buckle||Affliction D-bag||Short|
|Childrens Hospital||Father||TV series|
|The Hangover Part II||Kingsley Guy||Film|
|Mad||Cop (voice)||TV series|
|2012||Couchers||The Legally Dead Guy||Web Series|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Reference||TV series|
|First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer||Trailer Actor||Short|
|Alone Up There||Himself||Documentary|
|The Burn with Jeff Ross||Himself||TV Series|
|Conan||Himself - Comic Guest||TV series|
|The Naughty Show||Himself|
|2013||Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!||Himself||TV Series|
|The Ben Show||TV Series|
|2014||Kroll Show||Lance "Lactic Acid"||TV Series|
|Tom Green Live||Himself||TV Series|
|Morgan Murphy (comedian): Irish Goodbye||Announcer||Comedy Special|
|The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail||Himself||TV Series|
|The Playboy Morning Show||Himself||TV Series|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||Himself||TV Series|
|The Half Hour||Himself||TV Series|
|2015||Adventure Time||Additional Voices||TV Series|