- Says he was "painfully shy" as a child.
- Was trained as a Shakespearean actor, but became interested in comedy after he was exposed to improv in college.
- First TV appearance was in a 1994 episode of ER.
- Returned to Detroit in 1997 and joined the Second City as a performer and writer.
- Has received multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards, given to honor achievement in Chicago theater.
- A founding member of the Planet Ant Theatre.