- Began writing and performing as part of his high school's annual comedy revue.
- Was a swimmer at the University of Wisconsin for two and a half years, but was eventually removed from the team for bad behavior.
- Worked as a writers' assistant on FOX's Bones and as a production assistant on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher.
- Met future Workaholics costars Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck through the sketch-comedy group Second City L.A. in 2006; they later created their own sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy.
- The character he played on Workaholics, Ders, shares his name and personality: they both drove a Volvo and are former swimmers.