Dan Telfer is a lugubrious sprite who has been writing and performing comedy in Chicago since 1996, but that has not stopped him from appearing on popular LA podcasts such as Comedy Bang Bang and Doug Loves Movies. He’s toured as an opener for Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt.
You may have noticed his debut CD EP Fossil Record as a split release with Greg Proops and Paul F. Tompkins, or his full length CDs Tendrils of Ruin and Ocean of Panic, all on AST Records.
In 2011, he performed at the Chicago Just For Laughs Festival’s Best of the Fest show, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival’s Talk of the Fest show, and the coveted New Faces of Comedy showcase of both festivals.
His writing has appeared in Paste Magazine, The Onion, The A.V. Club, and the official book based on the TV show Mad Men: The Illustrated World. But he is perhaps known best for his stand-up chunk “The Best Dinosaur,” which became a runaway viral video hit, and was performed on The Pete Holmes Show. He is also a social media producer for Comedy Central’s @midnight, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program and also featured Telfer as a comedian panelist.