Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. Nick Swardson is one of the most exciting artists to have taken on this role. Most recently in 2013, Swardson performed in Grown Ups 2, the sequel to the hit film Grown Ups in which he also performed.
The road to success has been a steady climb for Swardson, who started his career in St. Paul/Minneapolis, then on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first struck feature success in writing Malibu's Most Wanted for Warner Bros. Studios, which starred Jamie Kennedy. After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as Grandma's Boy, Benchwarmers and co-producing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. More recently Swardson has performed in movies such as That’s My Boy, Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, acted, and produced. His first CD/DVD, "Party," on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went Platinum, which he followed up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Seriously, Who Farted?
In addition to his career in film and in the world of standup comedy, Swardson continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show, Pretend Time with Nick Swardson ran from 2010 to 2012. He has also set up a new project that he is developing with the FX Networks.