Bob Odenkirk has won two Emmy Awards for comedy writing, for Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show. He co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO and has been called “the American Monty Python,” which is perhaps a bit of an overstatement in his opinion. Bob has written short comic pieces for the New Yorker and had a regular page in Vice magazine—and there’s not much overlap between those two publications, is there?
Bob has directed three feature films: Melvin Goes To Dinner , Let’s Go To Prison , and The Brothers Solomon , all of which underwhelmed, admittedly, but Melvin is worth watching, for sure.
Bob has had many other memorable roles on TV, most notably The Larry Sanders Show , Curb Your Enthusiasm , How I Met Your Mother (CBS), and The Office (NBC). He is most proud of his appearances in James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska .
He is currently Executive Producing, writing, and co-starring in The Birthday Boys, a sketch comedy show for IFC to premiere in October, 2013.