Dan Bookbinder is a writer/comedian living in New York. Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, Dan graduated from Rutgers University in 2003 as a Journalism/Media Studies and History major, and has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy in New York ever since.
As an undergraduate, Dan booked and produced concerts for such artists as Ludacris, Michelle Branch and They Might Be Giants as well as comedians Dave Attell and Dave Chappelle. These experiences inspired his one-man show, “I’m an F-ing Professional.” He performed with the College Ave Players and was a founding member of the sketch troupe, “Runaway Shortbus.” He also co-wrote and produced, “Wasteland,” winner of Best Student Feature at the New York International Film and Video Festival.
Since graduating, Dan worked for VH1, PBS, A&E, History, Lifetime, Fox Reality Channel and the Youth Olympic Games. His TV credits include MTV, the NFL Network and the Colbert Report. He has appeared onstage in shows such as “People Party,” “Cafe Verge,” “The Holiday Spectacular,” “One Night Stand” and "The Improvised Documentary" as well as his original shows, “Library of Horror” and “We Need to Talk.” Dan also performed with the independent improv team “Filibuster” and with the Magnet Theater house teams “Kid Cadaver” and “Moxie.” He was a contributing writer for Toyfare Magazine and LandlineTV, and for the Upright Citizens Brigade Maude teams, "Choking Victim," "27 Kidneys," and “Gorilla Gorilla.”