Guy Branum is a comedian best known for his appearances on Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. He is the creator and host for the new truTV show Talk Show The Game Show. Guy has written for lots of TV shows including Another Period, Billy on the Street, The Mindy Project and Awkward. He’s also written culture and political commentary for Slate.com and The New York Times, and his pop culture roundtable podcast Pop Rocket was named one of the best new podcasts of 2015 by iTunes. Guy’s debut comedy album, Effable, was #1 on iTunes and Billboard charts, and The New York Times called it “a contender for the best comedy special of 2015.”
Guy’s comedy is a mix of cultural observational comedy and personal narrative. He’s known for strong takes, aggressive crowd work, and a willingness to share a bit too much of himself. Paul F. Tompkins has called him “pointed and powerful” and the AV Club notes “Branum scor[es] consistent comic points through personal pain.