Jeff Garlin has a style of comedy that has much in common with the comedians of the ’60s and early ’70s (among them, Shelley Berman, Mort Sahl, Woody Allen and Richard Pryor). Garlin tells stories, exploring his personal foibles and exposing his innermost secrets for all to hear.
On television, Garlin co-stars and executive produces the critically-acclaimed HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show stars the creator of Seinfeld, Larry David, and recently won the 2001 AFI Comedy series of the Year Award. Jeff spent three season on NBC’s Mad About You in the role of Marvin. Jeff has had his own HBO half-hour special. As a director he has directed both Jon Stewart (Unleavened) and Denis Leary (Lock-n-Load) in their HBO specials. Jeff has also directed Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jeff appears in the Steven Soderbergh film Full Frontal which stars Julia Roberts and David Duchovny, and Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy. Jeff has a variety of TV and film appearances to his credit as an actor and a stand-up, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bounce, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Born and raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing Stand-Up comedy while at the University of Chicago’s Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows (I want Someone to Eat Cheese With, Uncomplicated, and Concentrated).
Jeff’s hobbies include eating puddin’ and taking naps.