Dave Sirus is an American writer and stand-up comedian. He produces and writes sketch comedy, is known for interviewing members of the Westboro Baptist Church,[1][2] and appeared as a guest and recurring comedic correspondent on RT's The Alyona Show and HuffPost Live.[3][4] On September 21, 2015, he was hired as a writer for the forty-first season of Saturday Night Live for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Writing in a Variety Series, and won a WGA award for writing in a comedy/variety series.[5][6] He is also a writer for Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog[7] and was a writer and co-producer of The King of Staten Island.[8]

He has produced other interview videos as his Brick Stone character with Occupy Wall Street residents, conspiracy theorists, street preachers, gay pride marchers, and the general public.[9]

Sirus is a featured comedian in an episode of nuvoTV's Stand Up and Deliver.

Sirus interviewed the Westboro Baptist Church while protesting the Golden Globes January 12, 2014[10] and appeared on the Opie & Anthony Show on Sirius/XM the following Tuesday. Along with discussing the Church, Sirus also mentioned his upcoming mockumentary Archie Black: The Worst starring O&A's Jim Norton, Jay Mohr, Artie Lange, Dee Snider, Otto & George, and Rick Overton. The film is premiering at the LA Comedy Fest.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Sirus is a long-time friend of comedian Pete Davidson, with whom he worked on Saturday Night Live. Sirus and Davidson co-wrote the film The King of Staten Island with Judd Apatow.

FilmographyEdit

WritingEdit

Year Title Notes
2014 Archie Black: The Worst Documentary
2015–2016; 2020-2021 Saturday Night Live 27 episodes
2016 Triumph's Election Watch 2016 5 episodes
2020 The King of Staten Island Co-writer; also co-producer
2020-2021 Let's Be Real 5 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Graham, Nicholas (2010-08-24). "Westboro Church Protest Against Jews Hilariously Interrupted By Brick Stone (VIDEO)". HuffPost. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  2. ^ "Article about Westboro Baptist Church counter protest in Nevada". Archived from the original on 2012-01-29. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  3. ^ Alyona Show interview
  4. ^ Correspondent piece on the Alyona Show
  5. ^ "Dave Sirus". Television Academy. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  6. ^ "2021 Writers Guild Awards Nominees". awards.wga.org. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  7. ^ "Triumph's Election Watch 2016" Summer Election Special 2016 (TV Episode 2016) - IMDb, retrieved 2021-02-16
  8. ^ "The King of Staten Island (2020) - IMDb".
  9. ^ http://www.godhatesbrickstone.com
  10. ^ Staff, CollegeTimes. "The Westboro Baptist Church Get Trolled at the Golden Globes". CollegeTimes.com. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  11. ^ "Archie Black". www.archieblackmovie.com. Retrieved 2021-02-16.