NICK BLAKE is a writer and occasional performer who prank-called Steve Buscemi during Game 2 of the 2003 American League Championship Series and has very deeply regretted it ever since. He wrote for MTV’s NextMovie.com, where he was threatened by CBS Films for writing a piece lightly mocking the 2013 Michael Douglas vehicle Last Vegas. Nick interviewed such stars as Dolph Lundgren, Luis Guzman, David Koechner, and the guy who wrote Sharknado.
From NextMovie, he moved to MTV.com and MTV’s Guy Code Blog — there, he continued to write comedic essays which referenced Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace with varying degrees of subtlety and obnoxiousness. Nick met Julian whilst performing stand-up comedy at Boston College, a place where he believed that wearing sweatpants, a blue sweater, and a backwards New England Patriots hat every day was acceptable behavior. Nick currently enjoys sitting on couches and getting married last August.
JULIAN KIANI is a performer and writer who turned to comedy soon after discovering his double major in Political Science and Theology was an astounding waste of time. As a big proponent of unpaid work, Julian was a production and stand-up comedy intern at The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and a writers’ research intern at Saturday Night Live, where he learned how to be cool around celebrities while holding coffee.
Julian is a contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update and was selected as part of NBC’s 2013 Late Night Writers Workshop and its 2014-2015 Writers on the Verge program. He currently hosts a monthly stand-up show, Comedy at the Grocery, at Arlene’s Grocery in New York City, and co-founded the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Aside from performing and writing, Julian’s favorite pastimes include paying rent, making deadlines, and being cool around celebrities while holding coffee.