Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.
Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson", Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", VH1's "Countdown", Sundance's "On the Road in America", and ABC's "Barbara Walter's Special", where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of "Laughs" on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally.
One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released six albums. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.
After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter's second live comedy album ("Cure For the Cable Guy") reached #20 on Billboard's comedy charts. His third album ("Dark Side of the Room") was the first ever pay-what-you-want" comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material, which is, frankly, nuts. And his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes' comedy charts, which is also a bit nuts.
Hofstetter's brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook and 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores.
While Hofstetter's live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15, mainly to impress girls. At 18, he co-founded "Sports Jerk of the Week", an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today's Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn't beaten Hofstetter's Mets. Yes, he's also a Mets fan. Poor kid.
While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter syndicated his column in several newspapers.
Without his glasses, Hofstetter also looks a great deal like Michael Rappaport.
Has over 75 million views on YouTube and 250,000 subscribers
In the Adam Carolla movie "Road Hard" and the Hallmark movie "Love Always, Santa"
EVP of Film & Television for the Laugh Factory
Senior Comedy Correspondent for Fox Sports
Host and Executive Producer of "Laughs" on Fox Networks
Former segment producer for Fox's "Dish Nation"
TV includes CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", hosting "Trial By Laughter" on Comcast, CNN's "Campbell Brown", the syndicated "Comics Unleashed", E's "True Hollywood Story", Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", ESPN's "Quite Frankly", VH1's "The Countdown", CW's "The Daily Buzz", G4's "Attack of the Show", Sundance's "On the Road in America", ABC's "Barbara Walters Special", "Good Day NY", "Good Day LA", "Fox & Friends", among others.
His fifth album "Pick Your Battles" reached #1 on iTunes' comedy charts
His third album "Dark Side of the Room" was first ever comedian Pay-What-You-Want
Former weekly columnist for Sports Illustrated and the NHL
Hosted "Four Quotas" on Sirius Satellite Radio for two years
Hosted "The Sports Minute (Or So)", syndicated for four years on over 170 radio stations
Collegehumor.com's original columnist
From New York City, currently lives in Los Angeles.