Dana Gould

Dana Gould Puts His Thoughts In You:
An evening with stand-up comedian Dana Gould, former staff writer on The Simpsons
Cartoon Art Museum event: Friday, March 6, 2009, 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: $5 general admission, free for Cartoon Art Museum members

Dana Gould


On the eve of the release of Let Me Put My Thoughts In You, SF Comedy favorite Dana Gould’s newest special and DVD release, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Gould for a special presentation on Friday, March 6, from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Mr. Gould is a veteran stand-up comedian and comedy writer, and recently spent seven years as a staff writer on The Simpsons, the longest-running television comedy of all time. Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago will conduct an interview with Gould, to be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

This cost of this event is $5, and Cartoon Art Museum members may attend free of charge. Please call (415) CAR-TOON for reservations.

Tickets for Gould’s performance at San Francisco’s famed Punch Line Comedy Club on Friday, March 6 are still available. Please visit http://www.punchlinecomedyclub.com/ for details.

About Dana Gould:

Dana Gould was born and raised in the ironically-named town of Hopedale, Mass. He started performing stand-up comedy at the tender age of 17. As a performer, he was too young to be any good. As a person, he was socially inept and looked weird. Let’s skip ahead!

Gould moved to Los Angeles in the halcyon days of The Comedy Boom, performed in several HBO specials, had numerous appearances on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman, recorded the CD Funhouse, which was called “a comedy CD” by Billboard magazine, and as an actor, appeared on Seinfeld, The Ben Stiller Show and the series Working (which wasn’t, and was soon cancelled).

After writing the pilot World On A String (with Jay Kogen), he co-created MTV’s late, lamented, Super Adventure Team (with Rob Cohen). Gould then joined the staff of The Simpsons, where he squatted for seven years. Stand up remains a big part of his career, and he continues to perform regularly. He appeared in the film The Aristocrats, and his new stand-up special, Let Me Put My Thoughts In You, premieres on next month on Showtime. A CD and DVD release follows just after.

Dana Gould lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a bunch of kids and dogs, several of them theirs.

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