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Payman Benz

Payman Benz is a comedy director, producer and writer based in Los Angeles, California. Over the last 10+ years, he has directed television, films, commercials and on the web. His short films and sketches have been screened at dozens of film festivals around the country and have amassed over 30 million views online. See full bio »

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in Iran

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Known For

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
(2013-2014)
Needle Anus: A Comedy
(2005)
Delicious Tropical Party
(2007)
Tuesday
Tuesday Director
(2006)

Filmography

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 2015-2016 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Smart and Stupid (2016)
- Valhalla (2016)
- No Bull (2015)
 2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Paranoia (2016)
 2016 Teachers (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Last Day (2016)
- Hot Lunch (2016)
- Sex Ed (2016)
- Bad Tweeter (2016)
- Drunk Kiss (2016)
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series) (segment director - 8 episodes)
- Meegan and Andre Break Up (2015) ... (segment director)
- Hollywood Sequel Doctor (2015) ... (segment director)
- The Job Interview (2015) ... (segment director)
- Killer Concept Album (2015) ... (segment director)
- Severed Head Showcase (2015) ... (segment director)
 2015 Why? With Hannibal Buress (TV Series) (segment director - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... (segment director)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (segment director)
- Hannibal Converses Calmly with a Dentist and a Lion (2015) ... (segment director)
- Hannibal Has Beef (2015) ... (segment director)
 2015 Scheer-RL (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Limp Bizkit (2015)
- Celine Dion (2015)
- Marilyn Manson (2015)
 2014 Let's Get Physics Y'all (Video short)
 2013-2014 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (segment director - 30 episodes)
- Mike Tyson/Jason Momoa/Young Fathers (2014) ... (segment director)
- 50 Cent/Jenny Slate/OneRepublic (2014) ... (segment director)
- Sandra Oh/'Science Bob' Plugfelder/Boy George (2014) ... (segment director)
- Mindy Kaling/Jim Jefferies (2014) ... (segment director)
- Jeremy Piven/Ty Burrell/Zoe Kravitz/YG (2014) ... (segment director)
  Failosophy (TV Series) (7 episodes, 2013) (reenactment director - 5 episodes, 2013)
- Episode #1.12 (2013) ... (reenactment director)
- Episode #1.11 (2013) ... (reenactment director)
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... (reenactment director)
- Episode #1.9 (2013)
- Episode #1.8 (2013)
 2012-2013 Sketchy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hungry Games (2012)
 2012 California's Lost Gold (TV Short)
 2012 The 2012 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (segment director)
 2012 Small Business (TV Movie)
 2011 The Killing of Leonard Riley (co-director)
 2011 The Tommy Wi-Show (TV Series)
 2011 Cougar Town: Andy's Dreams (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Sports (2011)
 2010 Evan and Gareth Save the World (TV Movie)
 2010 Laugh Track Mash-ups (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- At Your Sir-vice (2010)
- Ralphie n' Me (2010)
- Late for Class! (2010)
 2008 Comedy Gumbo (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Bonerz (2008)
- Ooh La La (2008)
- Smooth Taste (2008)
- Boom! (2008)
- Fabio (2008)
 2008 Gaytown (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- I'm Different (2008)
- Revenge (2008)
 2007 A Halloween Tale (Short)
 2007 Delicious Tropical Party (Short)
 2006 Tuesday (Short)
 2006 Why? (Short)
 2005 Needle Anus: A Comedy (Short)
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