23 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Brett Gelman has some uniquely odd and intriguing ideas about comedy, and -- thankfully -- he's found many different platforms to support them. The Illinois native and Ucbc veteran has guest starred on many of the last decade's greatest comedies -- TV or film -- including "The Colbert Report," "The Other Guys," "Happy Endings," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Bored to Death," and "The Office." Though everyone will have their favorite role, the thick-bearded comic is best known for either his role on Matthew Perry's NBC show "Go On" or as Brett Mobley on the Adult Swim series "Eagleheart." Gelman has again paired up with the late night comedy network for a half-hour special titled "Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends," a midnight premiere described as "a lively night of dining, showbiz chit-chat, and pyschological torture." Gelman took a few minutes to discuss why he drew on the films »

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