Currently, he lives on a hilltop in the shadows of L.A.'s Dodger Stadium. He has written and acted with the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings. DeMorge can be seen in the Channel 101 show, "Yacht Rock," as well as "Minor Accomplishments," "According to Jim" and "Punk'd." If you listen closely, you'll hear him mumbling in "Family Guy" and "American Dad." His love of horses and soccer has brought him to the cast of VH1's Acceptable.TV.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1973, Dan Harmon started missing school to do stand-up and improv, and finally dropped out to infect the world with laughter full-time. He tried his hand at sketch writing for a local comedy troupe -- often sharing credits with Rob Schrab, a fellow newcomer and his eventual longtime writing partner.
In 1995, Harmon tagged along with Schrab to Los Angeles where he would help write Schrab's self-published comic book. The slightly dynamic duo then pitched and sold their first spec screenplay, "Monster House," which was shelved by Robert Zemeckis' production company but would later be produced and nominated for an Academy Award.
In 1999, Harmon turned to television and wrote another spec script with Schrab called "Heat Vision and Jack." The pilot was rejected by FOX despite being shot by Ben Stiller, and starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson.
After many failed attempts to work within the system, the team retreated underground and focused on digital video. They shot absurd vignettes and held impromptu screenings in living rooms and clubs throughout Los Angeles. By 2003, the screenings had become too popular to remain impromptu.
Inspired by a TV industry that had repeatedly laughed in their faces for all the wrong reasons, Harmon and Schrab decided to take the industry into their own hands and "Channel 101" was born. By 2006, Channel 101 was receiving national attention, thanks to its seemingly inexhaustible supply of virally successful programming and its new breed of self-taught artists. Channel 101's line-up included shows like Kicked in the Nuts, Yacht Rock, House of Cosbys and The 'Bu. The young creators of the latter series launched careers on Saturday Night Live.
30, hails from Watertown, MA and he likes baseball and buffalo wings. His writing credits include "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and he is currently Co-Executive Producer of VH1's "Acceptable.TV."
Born and raised in Muskegon, MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he won the Prestigious Hopwood Award for excellence in writing. In 2005, he co-created, wrote, directed and starred in the viral internet sensation, "Yacht Rock" for Channel 101. Along with "Acceptable TV," J.D. is also penning the Jason Lee vehicle "Krater" for Warner Brothers.
Creator of many bizarre animated and live action short films including "House of Cosbys" was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa. His mother and father were divorced when Justin was only 13, and he was forced to move in with his elderly grandmother. His grandmother was very poor and Justin had to work the corn fields in order to support her. Meanwhile, Justins parents had worked hard and became network executives at VH1. Many years later, When Justin's estranged parents learned of his hard work in the corn fields, they rewarded him with a job on VH1's "Acceptable.TV". Justin is a writer on the show, an actor/ voice actor on the show, and most importantly, the animation producer/ director.
Originally from Boston, MA. She's been performing stand-up comedy for ten years, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and NBC's Late Friday. Jen's adorable voice can be heard in the Cartoon Network show, "Home Movies." She performs regularly in Los Angeles and has just released her first comedy album entitled, "Self Help."
Grew up in Santa Monica, CA where he became very interested in making movies. In addition to shooting and editing his own shorts, he also delights in doing special effects makeup, building models and amateur pyrotechnics, constructing sets and props, sewing elaborate costumes, and doing computer effects on his primitive home system. Ryan is a part of the graduate film production program at USC and wants to give them mad props.
28, hails from Nashua, New Hampshire and graduated from Emerson College in 2000 with a degree in Muktah. His credits include "South Park," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Sarah Silverman Program," and he is currently a writer/actor on VH1's "Acceptable.TV." In addition, Chris and his writing partner are writing a movie for Jack Black. In his spare time Chris likes to drink, smoke and cheat on his girlfriend. Just kidding?
Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. After dropping out of college, he moved to Chicago for four years where he performed standup comedy and made short films. He moved to Los Angeles to become a part of Channel 101 where he continued to make short videos for the monthly competition and eventually worked his way up to a job on "Acceptable.TV." Besides Jack Black he is the only Jew involved in the production.
Graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in theatre in 2001. She's spent five years in Los Angeles doing shows at the Improv Olympic West, ComedySportz and making video shorts for Channel 101. She is a fan of music, movies, and life in general. She is now a cast member on Acceptable.TV, and couldn't be happier.
Born and raised in Omaha, NE. Contrary to popular belief, he is not very good at basketball. In addition to VH1's "Acceptable.TV," Drew has directed shorts for Tenacious D, the MTV Video Music Awards, Converse Shoes and singer/songwriter Greg Laswell. His favorite movie is Die Hard.
Rob Schrab started out drawing comics on a kitchen table in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was only appropriate that he'd grow up to become the creator of the massive indie hit comic book "Scud: The Disposable Assassin." The violent, yet, very funny adventures of a self-destructing vending-machine robot assassin earned "Scud" a loyal following over the course of its 20 issues and assorted spin-offs.
After college, Schrab pursued a successful illustration and cartooning career. He used his earnings to finance the self-published "Scud," which he wrote with writing partner Dan Harmon. "Scud" also became a video game for Sega's Saturn system.
Schrab and Harmon moved out to California to write the screen play for "Scud." However, the project went nowhere leaving Schrab burnt out, but the pair rebounded by writing a spec script called "Big Ant Movie," about giant ants hell-bent on taking over the world. The script got them representation with the United Talent Agency. They soon got a two-picture deal with ImageMovers, and wrote the screenplay to Monster House."
In the meantime, they met with Ben Stiller who asked Harmon and Schrab to create something for up-and-coming actor named Jack Black.
Basing a character on Black's persona, Harmon and Schrab wrote the script for "Heat Vision and Jack," a pilot helmed by Stiller. The series starred Black as Jack Austin, a former astronaut who acquired superhuman intelligence when exposed to sunlight. The 1999 pilot generated an incredible amount of buzz within the industry, but ended up being rejected by Fox. Nonetheless, "Heat Vision and Jack" generated an enormous online following as evidenced by the more than 400,000 views the pilot has received on YouTube.
They've also worked with Black and a number of other talents as part of Channel 101 , a monthly screening of five-minute "pilots." Not only have established talents like Black and Drew Carey participated, but it's also helped give starts to talents like Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and Andy Samberg.
Schrab also recently finished work on a new Comedy Central series with Sarah Silverman, which premiered in Febuary 2007. Schrab helped write all six episodes, and directed four of them.
Although his career has turned to movies and television, Schrab has recently returned to his roots after a ten year hiatus with the final installment to "Scud: The Disposable Assassin." The book will feature all 20 issues of the cult classic as well as the final chapter of the disposable robot. It's due out summer 2007 from Image comics.