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Nick Kroll - Biography

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Born:

June 5, 1978

Nick Kroll Overview:

Comedian Nick Kroll is just as well known for his very funny, deadpan stand-up as he is for the collection of characters he has created onstage, including the flamboyant Fabrice Fabrice, El Chupacabra and Bobby Bottleservice. Kroll's comedy isn't traditional stand-up, but instead a mixture of several styles of comedy that owes more to the alternative comedy movement of the early 1990s than to the traditional stand-up scene. He is perhaps best known these days as Ruxin on the FX series The League.

Quick Nick Kroll Facts:

  • Nick Kroll was born and raised in Westchester County, New York.
  • He began performing stand-up and sketch comedy in the late 1990s after graduating from Georgetown University.
  • His big break came in 2008 as one of the stars of the sitcom Cavemen on ABC, based on the popular GEICO commercials. The critically panned series lasted less than one season.
  • In 2009, Kroll was cast on the hit FX comedy series The League, along with fellow comedians Paul Scheer and Jon Lajoie.
  • His first hour-long stand-up special, Thank You Very Cool, premiered on Comedy Central in 2011. It was subsequently released on DVD.
  • Kroll's sketch comedy show, Kroll Show, debuted on Comedy Central in 2013. It was renewed for a second season after just a few episodes.

Additional Nick Kroll Facts:

  • In addition to his starring role on The League, Kroll has performed voices on the shows The Life and Times of Tim on HBO and Sit Down, Shut Up on Fox.
  • His "El Chupacabra" character, which he started performing on Reno 911!, is a regular "guest" on the podcast Comedy Bang Bang.
  • Kroll had a recurring role on the sitcom That's So Raven and currently guest stars on Children's Hospital on Adult Swim.
  • He has performed stand-up on the Comedy Central shows The Benson Interruption and John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show.
  • Kroll was a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York.
  • He was a regular contributor to VH1's Best Week Ever.
  • Kroll has had small roles in several films, including Get Him to the Greek, I Love You Man and Date Night.
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