Rory Scovel’s witty, subversive, and absurdist standup has been featured on Comedy Central, CONAN, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His second album, RORY SCOVEL LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS, was released in 2013 and was recorded live at their studios in Nashville. His next special, RORY SCOVEL TRIES STAND UP FOR THE FIRST TIME, premiered on Netflix in June 2017. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general, his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly place the audience in the scene of every punch line.
Rory will be next seen in the New Line feature THE HOUSE, alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER for director Jody Hill alongside Danny McBride and Josh Brolin. Some of his television credits include the TBS series GROUND FLOOR as well as the NBC series UNDATEABLE, ABC’s MODERN FAMILY, F/X’s THE COMEDIANS and the original series THOSE WHO CANT for TruTV. Last year Rory also starred alongside Demetri Martin in Demetri’s directorial debut DEAN which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
“Rory Scovel, a comic in his mid-30s with an insincere smile and a scraggly beard, bounded onstage, fist in the air, chin jutting out, jauntily nodding his head and making faces as if he were doing a guitar solo for the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden. This triumphant pose seemed incongruous with the preceding mood, but what followed was the funniest set I have seen all year: a whirligig of characters and jokes, leaving the sleepy audience exhausted from laughter. The electric performance actually lived up to his entrance.” – Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
“A comic whose self-satisfied stoner persona can’t conceal sharp wit and a slyly subversive sense of fun.” – The Guardian
“His talent for performing off-the-cuff spontaneous material is hard to match in the comedy scene, making each show a novel and rewarding experience. Scovel weaves skillfully in and out of his developed material and impromptu reactions to whatever seems to be happening in the room. So much so, in fact, that it’s hard to tell what’s been planned and what’s genuinely just a part of the moment.” – Splitsider