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David Sean Anthony (born August 26, 1967) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and podcaster.

Dave Anthony
David Sean Anthony

(1967-08-26) August 26, 1967 (age 51)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationComedian, actor, screenwriter, podcaster
Political partyDemocratic


Early lifeEdit

Anthony was raised in Marin County near San Francisco, California.[1] He attended Marin Catholic High School. He is open about his childhood and growing up with a neglectful, alcoholic father and a mother who was raised by alcoholics and was emotionally unavailable.[2] He cites his neglected childhood as the source of his mental health and anger problems,[2] and based his 2015 comedy tour and subsequent album Hot Head[3] around this topic.[4]


Anthony is best known in recent years for the comedy podcast The Dollop, which he co-hosts with comedian Gareth Reynolds, which presents an event or person, usually from American history, selected for its humor or peculiarity.[5] The podcast is on the All Things Comedy Network.[1]

He was also the creator, producer, and editor of Walking the Room, a podcast that he co-hosted with comedian Greg Behrendt from 2010 to 2014.[6] They hosted a show together on the Comedy World Radio Network in 2001[7] and collaborated again on The Greg Behrendt Show in 2006–2007.[8][9] Anthony regularly appears as a guest on various other podcasts, including FOFOP where he has been given the endearing name of "Guest Charlie Number One".

Anthony has had numerous roles in television, films, and commercials, and has been a guest on various late night shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Late Show, where he appeared as himself doing stand up comedy.[1] He has acted in various television programs including The Office, Arrested Development, Maron, Hello Ladies, Boston Legal , Veep, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, Comedy Bang Bang, and Entourage.[10][1][11] He was a guest panelist twice on @midnight. He was a recurring character on Maron on IFC, where he played an exaggerated role based on himself.[12]

Anthony has written extensively for different mediums. He was a contributing writer for SuicideGirls[13][14] and the Comedy Film Nerds[11] websites, and had a blog called Stop All Monsters.[15] Anthony is also a television writer. He has written on AMC's Talking Dead, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, Pretend Time, and The Greg Behrendt Show He wrote on Maron for three seasons. He also directed one episode, as well as appearing as an recurring actor.[12] He was nominated for a WGA Award in 2015 for a Maron episode he wrote titled "Racegate."[16]

Anthony has performed stand-up all over the world, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015, where the Herald Sun gave his show Hot Head a 4 star review and called it "Hugely Enjoyable."[17] In 2015, he also appeared on the nationally televised Cracker Night as part of Sydney Comedy Festival 2015.[18] He has released two comedy albums, Hot Head and Shame Chamber.[19] He frequently performs around Southern California.

Anthony wrote a book with fellow The Dollop podcast co-host Gareth Reynolds based on the podcast titled "The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History."[20]

Plagiarism allegationsEdit

On July 9, 2015, the history website and podcast Damn Interesting posted an open letter titled "A Special Note to the Writers at The Dollop", accusing Anthony of plagiarizing Damn Interesting's original content for use on The Dollop.[21][22]

The Dollop hosts have stated it is a Fair Use podcast.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Anthony currently resides near Los Angeles, California,[1] with his wife Heather, who is a psychologist,[2] and their son.

Anthony is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.[24]



Program Date Character
Veep 2016 Reporter
Hidden America with Jonah Ray 2016 Gary
Director's Cut 2016 Richard Speck
Comedy Bang Bang 2015 Pranked Guy
Hello Ladies 2014 Dave
Maron 2013–2016 Self
The Office 2011 Businessman
Men of a Certain Age 2011 Customer
Crocodile Tears (Funny or Die short) 2011 Director
Entourage 2009 Showrunner #2
Recount 2008 Florida Stay Reporter
Magnetic Poles (short) 2006 Matteo
Las Vegas 2006 Jason
Boston Legal 2005 Technician
Scare Tactics 2003 Dave / Meteor Man / Repo Man


Program Date Details
My Favorite Murder 2016 Guest on live episode from LA Podcast Festival[25]
The Dollop 2014–Present [26]
FOFOP 2013–present [27]
The Naughty Show 2012
Never Not Funny 2011 [28]
Sklarbro Country 2011 [29]
TOFOP 2011 [30]
WTF with Marc Maron 2010 [31]
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002
Late Friday 2001


  1. ^ a b c d "About - Dave Anthony". IFC. AMC Networks. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Gilmartin, Paul. "Dave Anthony". Mental Illness Happy Hour.
  3. ^ "Hot Head on Bandcamp".
  4. ^ Ward, Michael (April 5, 2015). "Dave Anthony in Hot Head". Herald Sun. News Corp. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Dollop - An American History Podcast". The Dollop. Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds.
  6. ^ "Walking The Room". Walking The Room. Walking The Room. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Simon, Perry Michael. "LinkedIn". Perry Michael Simon. LinkedIn. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Greg Behrendt Show". Internet Movie Data Base. IMDB. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Greg Behrendt Show - Waffleman". YouTube. The Greg Behrendt Show. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dave Anthony". Internet Movie Data Base. IMDB. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini (June 1, 2012). The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies. Morgan James Publishing. p. 272. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Dave Anthony". IMDb. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Fearthereaper". SuicideGirls. SuicideGirls. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dave Anthony". Earwolf. E.W. Scripps. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  15. ^ Anthony, Dave. "Stop All Monsters". blogspot.
  16. ^ "Previous Nominees & Winners". The Writers Guild Awards. The Writers Guild Awards. Archived from the original on March 28, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Herald Sun Hot Head Review". Herald Sun. April 14, 2015.
  18. ^ "Cracker Night Sydney Comedy Festival".
  19. ^ "Shame Chamber Spotify".
  20. ^ "Amazon United States of Absurdity".
  21. ^ "Dollop Exhibits". Damn Interesting. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  22. ^ "Updated: A Special Note to the Writers at The Dollop". Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  23. ^ "The Dollop Sources".
  24. ^ Coleman, Jonny (October 6, 2017). "L.A. Podcast Festival Returns, Now With More Socialism". LA Weekly. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
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  28. ^ Never Not Funny
  29. ^ Walking The Countryside, episode #32 of Sklarbro Country on Earwolf
  30. ^ Tofop | Podcast
  31. ^ WTF with Marc Maron Podcast