October 9, 1976
Nick Swardson Overview:
Comedian, actor and writer Nick Swardson may best be known as "that guy from the Adam Sandler movies," but he's actually got a successful comedy career of his very own. Starting out in improv but switching to stand-up a few years later, Swardson delivers high energy, incredibly silly comedy that often focuses on partying and sex. Though he often plays flamboyant characters, Swardson claims it's just an act -- and one that he's no longer interested in repeating.
Quick Nick Swardson Facts:
- Nick Swardson was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- His first stand-up gig was in 1996 at the age of 19. He was a regular performer at ComedySportz in Minneapolis, but moved out to Los Angeles after being invited to collaborate by Adam Sandler.
- Swardson has also written and starred in films under Sandler's Happy Madison production label, including The Benchwarmers and Grandma's Boy.
- In 2008, he released his first stand-up album, Party.
- His second album, Seriously, Who Farted?, was released in 2009. It was also a Comedy Central special and DVD.
Additional Nick Swardson Facts:
- Swardson is a regular co-star of Adam Sandler comedies, starring alongside Sandler in a number of films including Click, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
- In 2006, Swardson produced a pilot for Comedy Central called Gay Robot. The network didn't pick it up, but pieces of the show became a cult hit on YouTube and MySpace.
- Swardson is well known for his portrayal of Terry, the roller-skating petty criminal on Comedy Central's Reno 911!.