Dan Gurewitch

Daniel "Dan" Gurewitch (/ˈɡɜːrwɪ/; born May 20, 1984) is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He has worked as a senior writer for American comedy website CollegeHumor, and as a writer for the late-night talk and news satire show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.[1]

Dan Gurewitch
Daniel Gurewitch

(1984-05-20) May 20, 1984
EducationSyracuse University
OccupationComedian, writer, actor
Years active2006–present
Known forCollegeHumor (2006–2013)
The CollegeHumor Show (2009)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


A former pupil of Suffern High School, Gurewitch graduated from Newhouse, Syracuse University with a degree in television, radio, and film.[1]

From 2006 to 2013, Gurewitch worked as a senior writer for the comedy website CollegeHumor. His work there included Hardly Working and CollegeHumor Originals, as well as the MTV comedy series The CollegeHumor Show, in all of which he was a principal cast member.

He studied improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre under Anthony King, Chris Gethard, Jason Mantzoukas, and Jackie Clarke, among others.[2]

As part of the writing staff for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he has won four Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series,” and four Writers Guild of America Awards.[3]

Personal life

Dan is the cousin of writer and humorist Nicholas Gurewitch, author of newspaper comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship.


  1. Passalacqua, Michael (January 29, 2015). "Dan Gurewitch". Newhouse School. Syracuse University. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  2. "Dan Gurewitch". www.newyork.improvteams.com. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  3. McNary, Dave (February 14, 2015). "'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'True Detective' Top WGA Awards". Variety. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
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