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Old 09/05/2007, 8:33 PM
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Jesus, I didn't realize until now how long Dan's bio is--and he hasn't even starred in an episode yet. Frankly, I'm doing well to squeeze out three paragraphs on some of the more seasoned cast members. Ouch! Of course, a couple of those paragraphs contain three or fewer sentences, so they don't really count.

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Old 09/05/2007, 8:09 PM
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You're really tired.

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Old 09/05/2007, 8:05 PM
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that made no sense........either that or im really tired.

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Old 09/05/2007, 8:02 PM
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Note that, while certain unreliable sources (*cough*) have reported that Dan was hired as a featured player, this "fact" was plucked directly out of the air and, until now, didn't hold even an ounce of merit. That said, I can definitively confirm that Wikipedia's 50/50 guess was, in fact, correct.

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Old 08/14/2007, 12:38 PM
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Today, Planet MADtv brings you the full scoop on Dan. Scroll up to learn all about him!

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Old 07/26/2007, 4:20 AM
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his url in friendster...

www.friendster.com/643467

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Old 07/22/2007, 9:17 PM
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Old 07/22/2007, 8:21 PM
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Post Dan Oster




Full Name: Dan Oster [news]
Date of Birth: October 12th, 1981
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
Height / Weight: 5'10" / 170lbs.
Seasons on MADtv: 13 (2007 - 2008)

Recurring Characters:
  • <none>
Celebrity Impressions:
  • Michael Cera
  • Roger Clemens
  • Jeff Conaway
  • Bryan Greenburg
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Mark McGrath
  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Jamie Parnell Spears
  • Kiefer Sutherland
  • Eric Violette
  • Mark L. Walberg
Biography:
Dan Oster, the latest Boom Chicago alumnus to make the transition to MADtv, likens the desire to do comedy to the thirst for being on the receiving end of about five or six inches of man-meat -- you're either born that way, or you're not. Fortunately for the many audiences the Los Angeles native has wowed over the years with his unparalleled work ethic and ever-improving improvisational chops, the comedy gene was dominant in this one.

Born in 1981, Dan first discovered his love for improv during his senior year of high school. When his girlfriend at the time, an aspiring improv comedienne herself, took him to see his first live improv show, he was immediately enthralled by the craft. Upon learning the troupe responsible for the show, Ultimate Improv, was offering paid workshops to foot the bill for their theater space, Dan decided to take the plunge and sign-up. Pre-performance jitters notwithstanding, he loved every minute of what he had gotten himself into, and would go on to perform with Ultimate Improv for the next five years before landing the highly-coveted job with Boom Chicago in July 2005.

Among his many accomplishments at Boom, Dan performed in one of the troupe's biggest hit shows to date: "Me, MySpace and iPod". This send-up of the digital age in which we're now trapped was hailed by many critics as "the best Boom Chicago show ever", due in no small part to his quick wit and technological prowess. Between major productions, the up-and-coming star constantly found himself trying a bit of everything by way of his fearless stage persona, from jokingly(?) discussing his penile inadequacy to performing freestyle raps as Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe! If there's one thing for which you can't fault the man, it's lack of courage!

Outside the Boom theater, one of Dan's most noteworthy pre-MADtv gigs came in the form of a 30-minute mockumentary-style television program entitled "The Digital Difference". In an effort to promote their service, Optimum Cable brought in several improvisers to play the crew of this fake technology show, and the performers were given free reign to take the production wherever they saw fit. Throughout, the dim, narcissistic "host" (Dan) interviewed real Optimum customers on-location, all the while bickering with the rest of his crew -- a "producer" and a "cameraman". Some might call that an infomercial, but Dan assures us at no point did he utter the words, "Are you telling me that you can get ALL this for only $19.99!?"

Having now paid his dues, Dan feels he's finally ready to take on television viewing audiences nationwide. Throughout his seven years in the biz, the improv wizard has performed with some of the top comedic actors in the world without looking like a total dick. Looking forward, he hopes to continue that streak at MAD.

Where are they now?
During August 2007, Dan will depart Amsterdam and return to his home in Los Angeles. Later in the year, he will begin production on his first season of MADtv, where he'll join fellow Boom alums Jordan Peele and Nicole Parker.

Television - Starring Roles:
  • The Digital Difference - Television Host
Television - Guest Roles:
  • <none at this time>
Film - Starring Roles:
  • <none at this time>
Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:Fun Facts:
  • Dan has co-written a total of seven sketch shows, as well as a feature-length movie script.
  • In 2005, Dan briefly appeared in the short film, "The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend", and it was here where he first met fellow Boomers Ike Barinholtz and Josh Meyers. He would go on to follow in their MADtv footsteps a mere two years later.
  • Dan was initially under the impression that Boom Chicago was a production of the musical "Chicago" with more explosions.
  • Dan is a huge comic book dork.
  • Despite the "(?)" above, we have it on good authority that Dan's penis is about average. You heard it here first!
  • Dan can't get enough of the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted action drama, "24", and hopes to play Jack Bauer on MAD at least once.
  • Dan thinks seeing a guy vomit is hysterical.
  • Dan has worked as both a karaoke jockey and a Universal Studios tour guide.
  • People see Dan as computer-oriented. As a child, his first computer was an Apple IIgs.
  • When Dan moved to Amsterdam for Boom Chicago, he spent more shipping his PC than it would've cost to purchase a new one.
  • Dan is pretty sure that improv is fake.
  • Dan has great respect for the craft of stand-up comedy and would love to give it a shot at some point.
  • Dan believes that dolphins are dumber than most people realize.
  • Dan's comedic hero is his girlfriend, Jennifer Burton. Prior to making his move to MADtv, Jen and Dan performed together at Boom Chicago.
  • Dan is cruelest to the people he loves.
Famous Catch-Phrases:
  • <none at this time>
Memorable Quotes:
  • <none at this time>
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