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Payman Benz


Payman Benz is a comedy director, producer and writer based in Los Angeles. For the past few years he's directed episodes of several half-hour single camera comedies such as The Last Man on Earth, AP Bio and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His short-form directing work includes Key & Peele, Who is America? and Jimmy Kimmel Live. See full bio »

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in Iran

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(2015-2018)
(2016-2017)
A.P. Bio Director
(2018)
Who Is America? Director
(2018)

Filmography

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  Robbie (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot
 2019 Champaign ILL (TV Series) (2 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.9 (2019)
- Episode #1.10 (2019)
 2018 Who Is America? (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2018)
- Episode #1.1 (2018)
 2015-2018 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Hair of the Dog (2017)
- Mama's Hideaway (2016)
 2013-2018 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (segment director - 32 episodes)
- Dwayne Johnson/Ike Barinholtz/Hayley Kiycho (2018) ... (segment director)
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Jenna Fischer/Ashley McBryde (2018) ... (segment director)
- 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)
 2018 A.P. Bio (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Selling Out (2018)
 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- 99 (2017)
- Paranoia (2016)
 2017 Great News (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pool Show (2017)
 2017 Angie Tribeca (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Making History (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2016 Son of Zorn (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2016 The Good Place (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jason Mendoza (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 Series) (7 episodes)
- Limp Bizkit (2015)
- Celine Dion (2015)
- Marilyn Manson (2015)
 2014 Let's Get Physics Y'all (Video short)
 2014 Six Pack (Short)
 2012-2013 Sketchy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hungry Games (2012)
 2013/II Telescope (Short)
 2013 Sperm Bank (Short)
 2013/II Poker Night (Short)
  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 California's Lost Gold (TV Short)
 2011-2012 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (segment director - 2 episodes)
- Juggalo Kid (2012) ... (segment director)
- Magician Fail (2011) ... (segment director)
 2012 Supportive Boyfriend (Short)
 2012 The 2012 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (segment director)
 2012/III Open House (Short)
 2012 Small Business (TV Movie)
 2011 The Tommy Wi-Show (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Dark Souls (2011)
- Dangerous Hunts (2011)
- Dead Island (2011)
 2011 Secret Admirer (Short)
 2011 The Killing of Leonard Riley (co-director)
 2010-2011 The Midnight Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 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)
 2009 UCB Comedy Originals (TV Series short) (3 episodes)
 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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