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Nick Swardson            

Actor & Stand-Up Comedian Known for "Just Go With It," "Grandma's Boy" & "Reno 911"

Nick Swardson's reputation as a phenomenally talented comedy writer and performer began when he was chosen as one of the top new comedians in the country at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado in his very first year as a professional. Since then, he has become a favorite on television (Comedy Central Presents, NBC Comedy Showcase) and film (Almost Famous, Malibu's Most Wanted). He is also a very popular performer on the talk show circuit and appears regularly on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Swardson started doing stand up comedy in 1996 at the coy age of 19. Within his first year of stand up he was chosen to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival as one of the top new comedians in the country. After that he worked the road steadily developing his style and then continued his career in New York city and became a regular at Caroline's, the Comic Strip and Luna Lounge.

In the year 2000 Swardson reached his biggest achievement in stand up when he was given his half hour comedy special on Comedy Central. He was 22 years old at the time (the youngest to ever achieve that). After being one of the highest rated specials they did Swardson's career took off from there. He moved to Los Angeles where he made appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In the summer of 2003 Swardson hit another milestone when a script he wrote with Jamie Kennedy (Malibu's Most Wanted) was green lit by Warner Bros. The movie went on to triple it's cost in the box office and moved Swardson to a new level.

Swardson's sketch comedy show Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, premiered on Comedy Central on October 12, 2010 and ran for two seasons. The show was produced in conjunction with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.

In 2011, Swardson starred in, co-wrote and co-produced the film Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, also produced by Happy Madison Productions. That same year he starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari in the film 30 Minutes or Less.

In 2014, Swardson performed the voice of the character Troy on the animated series Chozen.

He has also voiced numerous characters in Star vs. the Forces of Evil and starred in Typical Rick.

His quick wit and sharp tongue have attracted the attention of such notable comedians as Jamie Kennedy and Adam Sandler, both of whom have hired Swardson to write and/or star in projects like Nana's Boy for Fox and Benchwarmers for Revolution/Sony.

Today Swardson is currently developing several projects with Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison productions. He has also continued to hone his stand up and has become one of the best most original acts in the country.


Nick Swardson Is Back With ‘Taste It’ And He’s Ready To Be The Celebrity Face Of The Timberwolves

It has been almost six years since Nick Swardson’s last stand-up special, Seriously, Who Farted?, aired on Comedy Central. It doesn’t feel like it has been that long since the party-loving comic was telling us about his insane terms for the off-chance that he’d commit suicide, but it has and he is long overdue for another special. Especially since he and/or Comedy Central decided to deprive us of a third season of Pretend Time. That was just cruel.


Within eight minutes of his hour-long set at the Mirage Friday night, comedian and actor Nick Swardson looked at the audience, which had been shouting at him in a friendly way since he stepped foot onstage, and exclaimed, “The wheels coming off this early. My garsh!”

Nick Swardson slated to star in new Comedy Central web series

Comedy Central has announced its lineup of upcoming shows and specials. On the list was a project starring Minneapolis-born Nick Swardson, someone who should be familiar to fans of the comedy station.

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