Seth Herzog

Seth Herzog was the definition of a "comedian's comedian" - a performer who not only drew praise from his fellow stand-up talent, but also nurtured both established and new talent through his critically praised New ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (13)

Duck Quacks Don't Echo 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

What We Wasted Our Year On 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

40 Most Shocking Breakups 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winning Season 2010 (Movie)

Mascot (Actor)

100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Top 40 Videos of 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Role Models 2008 (Movie)

Bell-Ringing Winged Creature (Actor)

40 Greatest Reality Moments 2 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Monkey 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Best Summer Ever 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime 2005 (Movie)

Rafi's Friend (Actor)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

Bar Baxter #3 (Actor)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

Gold Trophy (Actor)

Biography

Seth Herzog was the definition of a "comedian's comedian" - a performer who not only drew praise from his fellow stand-up talent, but also nurtured both established and new talent through his critically praised New York show, "Sweet. " A fixture on the New York comedy scene since the early 1990s, Herzog's productions eschewed the formality and high prices of mainstream comedy clubs by presenting a looser, more unstructured format where comedians and actors could offer stories, monologues or character portrayals in addition to traditional joke-driven sets. Herzog parlayed his popularity with other comics into minor turns on network television as well as a regular turn as the warm-up comic and occasional performer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC 2011-2014). His ability to spot and highlight talented performers, as well as his own unique comic sensibilities, made Seth Herzog a valuable figure on both the underground and high-profile comedy scenes.

Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Seth Herzog relocated to New York City in 1994, where he began performing on the city's comedy club circuit. He soon launched his own showcase, "The Industry Room," which established his informal approach to stand-up shows. When the production shut down, Herzog kept himself afloat through acting roles on television commercials, talk show appearances and minor roles in independent features like "Safe Men" (1998) and "In the Weeds" (2000). Herzog continued to perform stand-up in New York, where he found regular work as a host of a burlesque show at the Slipper Room. In 2003, he founded "Sweet," a casual comedy laboratory of sorts where comedians and comic performers could work out new material or entertain the crowd with stories or performances.

"Sweet" soon became a focal point for the alternative comedy scene in both New York and Los Angeles, with major talent like Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis and Donald Glover appearing regularly on stage. In addition to overseeing "Sweet" and regular touring as a stand-up, Herzog continued to appear in features and on television, including "The Baxter" (2005) for his childhood friend, actor/writer/director Michael Showalter, and a 2010 episode of "30 Rock" (NBC 2006-2013). In 2011, Herzog became the warm-up comic for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," while also appearing regularly in sketches.

Milestones

2011

Warm-up comic and sketch performer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

2010

Guest role on "30 Rock"

2008

Minor role in "Role Models"

2005

TV debut in "Stella"

2001

Subject of the documentary short "Zog's Place"

1998

Feature film debut in "Safe Men"

1994

Begins appearing on the New York comedy club circuit

Bonus Trivia

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Known for his "Wonder Woman" routine, in which he dons the superheroine's costume while lip-synching to the theme song from the 1970s TV series.

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A popular showcase in "Sweet" is "What's On My Mom's Mind," which features his real-life mother, Kera Greene.

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Performed for U.S. troops in Iraq in 2008.

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His tiny (12.5 x 5) New York studio apartment, filled with print media and props, was the subject of a documentary short, "Zog's Place" (2002).

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