Brian McDaniel

Brian McDaniel

TMZ, The Talk, Entourage, The Young and the Restless. With Denise Taylor and Alex Gettlin. Hear Brian on the DCI podcast (2016).

July 20-21lounge

  • Price: $17 Friday, $20 Saturday
  • Showtimes: Friday 7:30/9:45, Saturday 7:30/9:45
  • Featuring: Denise Taylor and Alex Gettlin
  • Brian’s website


From PGC, TMZ and lots more. Brian McDaniel grew up in the DC area, but eventually took his talents to Hollywood. For almost a decade, he was one of the funniest voices on “TMZ,” and he has branched out to talk shows, soap operas and more. Now he’s coming to back home to once again show what he can do on a stand-up comedy stage.


Brian can be seen in the Entourage movie, as a regular contributor on CBS’ “The Talk”, as a recurring guest star on "The Young & The Restless" or playing a lowlife on “The Inspectors”, and of course he was a correspondent on TMZ for 8 years. Recently he’s been collecting Best Actor festival awards (three so far) for his role as a drug dealer in “A Midwestern Methamphetamine Fairytale” and collecting victories as an undefeated Roast Battler at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Brian grew up in Prince George's county Maryland, riding the bus to school where comedy was the ultimate factor in deciding social status. Mostly, he just tried to avoid being embarrassed by the popular kids and foul-mouthed big-banged girls that ruled the scene. But he was learning by osmosis, picking up on what was funny and what was just swagger, which jokes made everybody laugh, and which ones just unified the cool clique in their superiority. He couples this experience with the pop culture expertise of a TMZ veteran to write material that's incisive, ridiculous, and surprising.

He's got the seat at the back of the bus now, and everyone's laughing.