Brad Wollack is a two-time Emmy nominated television writer, producer, and comedian who is most well known as a writer and regular roundtable guest on E! Entertainment's hit series "Chelsea Lately" hosted by the one and only Chelsea Handler. In addition to "Chelsea Lately," Brad tours nationally with the "Comedians of Chelsea Lately" and is the Co-Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Co-Star of the E! Comedy Series "After Lately" which is a semi-scripted show about the lives of “Chelsea Lately” staffers. He is also a contributing author to the upcoming "Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me" book and will be hitting the road with Chelsea, Heather McDonald, and Josh Wolf in 2011 as part of the 20 city "Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me" stand-up tour promoting the book’s release.
When he's not working with or on "Chelsea", Brad tours the country as a stand-up comedian performing at he the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, the Punch Line in San Francisco and Sacramento, and at Caroline’s, The Comic Strip and Gotham Comedy Club in New York. Some of Brad's other work includes numerous commercials (even sponsoring companies he's at odds with politically), being a sideline report for Comedy Central's "Battlebots: Season 4", a two-year stint on Fox Sports Net’s “USC Sports Magazine” program where he became the brunt of host Tom Kelly’s (raging alcoholic) jokes, and appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno as both himself and his former alter ego "Wood Wittman," who hosted "The Hollywood Show" on Comedy.com, "The Comedy Festival" in Las Vegas, and entertained over 3.5 million viewers on YouTube.
As a writer/producer, Brad received a 2004 Emmy nomination for his work on the “Wayne Brady Show.” Additionally, he’s written and produced for: MTV’s “The New Tom Green Show”, and “Parental Control”; FOX’s “Jingle Ball Rock”; NBC’s “Radio Music Awards”; Style’s, “Foody Call”; the comedic “Frank’s Picks” segment for the NFL on FOX Pre-Game Show – for which he garnered his second Emmy nomination; and the 2005 E! Entertainment pilot, “That’s So Hollywood” – a parody of entertainment magazine shows. Brad has served as the head writer and Supervising Producer for the Fox Sports Net’s comedy-sports talk show pilot, “Regular Joes”, and was a writer-producer for the popular E! comedy series, “The Chelsea Handler Show”, as well as the Simon Cowell/A. Smith & Co./FOX collaboration, “Celebrity Duets”.
Be sure to catch Brad regularly on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" (Mon-Fri at 11pm on E!), "After Lately" (Sundays at 11pm), and on the "Lies That Chelsea Lately Told Me" tour from May 10 through June 25! For much more on Brad be sure to visit http://www.bradwollack.com!
1. Who or what inspired you to become a comedian/writer? No one in particular. It was really just a lack of knowing how to do anything else. There are people who inspire me to be a better comedian/writer -- Ricky Gervais, Larry David, Dave Attell, Louis C.K., Chris Rock.
2. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Ricky Gervais...or my dead grandfather.
3. What attracted you most about working on "Chelsea Lately"? It paid. I didn't have many options at the time, so the fact that Chelsea asked me to be a part of it was pretty much a no brainer.
4. What excites you most about touring with "Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me"? It pays. Plus, I get to visit cities and perform in front of great crowds that, God willing, are full of women who rejected me in high school. Of course I'm excited by it; it's yet another fantastic opportunity provided for me by Chelsea Handler.
5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that nobody knows about? Yes, but there's a reason people don't know about it.
6. Favorite place to write/rehearse on your own? My parent's home in Northern California. Very peaceful.
7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Don't get many these days, so when I do it's doing nothing. Having no schedule. I enjoy napping and reading and being with my wife.
8. Boxers or Briefs? Free ball.
9. Favorite website? Bradwollack.com
10. Superman or Wonder Woman? For what? To sleep with? If so, threesome.
11. What's the best advice you've ever received? My Dad is full of one-liners. So stuff like, "Don't get mad, get even"; "Luck comes to those with calloused hands", etc.
12. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? Adam Rothenberg -- one of the Jewiest names I've ever heard.