Brent Weinbach Biography
Brent Weinbach is an American stand-up comedian, director, actor, and pianist. He is based in Los Angeles and is best known for his experimental style and abstract, deadpan delivery. Weinbach was formerly a professional jazz pianist and substitute teacher.
Weinbach has a stand-up special “Appealing to the Mainstream” which is on Amazon Prime. He is a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which recognizes innovation in stand-up comedy. Weinbach was also a finalist in the 2008 San Francisco Comedy Competition.
He has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central (The Meltdown, @midnight, Corporate, Kroll Show, Another Period), Cartoon Network (Adventure Time, Clarence), IFC (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Garfunkel and Oates), ABC, and also Adult Swim. He has also toured with the Comedians of Comedy. Weinbach performed at such festivals as Coachella, SF Sketchfest, Bumbershoot and the Just for Laughs Festival.
Brent Weinbach Age
Brent was born in Los Angeles, California. He has neither disclosed his age nor his date of birth.
Brent Weinbach Family
Weinbach keeps his personal life very private. He has not yet disclosed any information regarding his father, mother, and siblings.
Brent Weinbach Wife
Weinbach keeps his relationship status away from the public. There is no record showing Brent’s past relationships or marriage.
Brent Weinbach Career
Weinbach is known for creating various video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack, and Ultimate Drumming Technique. He is co-creator and co-director of the cult web series, Pound House alongside DJ Douggpound (Doug Lussenhop). The series was nominated for a Streamy Award.
Brent also appeared having a small role in the film Medicine for Melancholy in 2008.
Brent Weinbach Podcast
Weinbach began hosting The Legacy Music Hour in 2010. In the podcast, Brent and co-host Rob F. Switch discuss retro video game music from the 1980s and 1990s. He also has crossover appearances with the Laser Time podcast. He appeared as a guest on the Let’s Play web series Game Grumps, commentating over Rare’s Time Lord in December 2016.
Brent Weinbach Albums
His first album, Tales from the Brown side, was inspired by Joe Frank. He released his second album The Night Shift in September 2009. The album features a blend of live recorded comedy, studio recordings, and original musical compositions.” In 2012, his third album Mostly Live was released.
Brent Weinbach Net Worth
Weinbach’s net worth is not revealed to the public.
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Brent Weinbach Talks Career and Upcoming projects
Interviewer: What are you working on lately? I watched a bunch of your stand-up and your 80’s commercials that you re-hashed. I really enjoyed your “My Buddy”.
Brent Weinbach: Oh thanks, yeah the “My Buddy” commercial was kind of based on, you know, what kids were really doing with those dolls. Or at least the kids I knew, they got ahold of those dolls, cut ’em up into pieces- or made the dolls have sex with each other, you know?
Interviewer: (laughs) Right. Isn’t that what dolls are for?
Brent Weinbach: I guess so; I guess they’re for whatever you want. Yeah, those dolls- I definitely saw some creative things.
Interviewer: Did boys have those? Did boys actually buy My Buddy?
Brent Weinbach: They did, yeah. In fact, the clip of putting the doll in the high chair, and putting the drill to its face, that is taken from something I witnessed in real life. I was at my friend Anthony’s house, and he had a My Buddy- it might have been a Teddy Ruxpin- and we played Mad Dentist with the doll. Where- I didn’t really do the violent stuff as much, but he did. So the patient or whatever would be the doll, and it’d be in the high chair, needed drilling on his tooth, you know?
Brent Weinbach: This was in his garage, getting ahold of his dad’s power tools and stuff, using the drill on this doll’s mouth — that was a real thing. If anybody thinks that video either promotes violence, or is shocking, or not for kids, or something like that- they’re wrong. That’s what the kids do. That’s what the kids want. Those kids that were in the video? They couldn’t wait to start mutilating the dolls. We also didn’t have them around when we were doing the naked doll stuff, we shot that without them. But as far as the sawing their arms, and the drilling- they just couldn’t wait. They were excited.
Interviewer: (laughs) Yeah, I used to be a Learning Specialist, and anyone who believes that children are pure in any way, shape, or form, really hasn’t spent much time around them.
Brent Weinbach: Oh yeah- that’s why it’s called The Real My Buddy commercial, because that’s what kids really did with those dolls, and I think that’s what they do with dolls now, too. Maybe they do worse stuff.
Interviewer: They need a way to express the darker parts; we all have these dark sides that we’re sort of taught from a very early age to not say how we feel. Especially boys. When I watched that commercial, it really brought to mind these discussions that we’re starting to have in our culture about toxic masculinity, right? Like men often express negative emotion in not-constructive ways because men don’t get to learn how to be more authentically emotive, right?
Brent Weinbach: Hm. Well, perhaps, yeah. I also think it’s maybe just exploring, or experimenting with things, and sometimes you just- even though it’s a doll, you kind of just want to see what happens when you cut it up, rip it up.
Interviewer: Yeah, for sure.
Brent Weinbach: I got suspended from school once, in junior high, because- my friend had a knife- and, I was looking at the knife, and I kind of just wanted to see what it felt like to stick it in something. Or not- you know, like cut something. We were on the bus, so I just stuck it into the seat, the back of the seat? It’s got that rubbery- whatever it’s made out of? I just cut a slice of the back out the seat out, and someone told on me, and I got suspended for a day. But my point is- I wasn’t feeling violent, I just wanted to see how a knife worked, you know what I mean?
Interviewer: And it’s fun to cut things open. (laughs) Are you doing more of those kinds of videos lately, or are you focusing more on stand-up?
Brent Weinbach: Well, both, you know. I make videos all the time. Coming out tomorrow (January 10) is a Cheerios commercial that I made recently.
Interviewer: Oh, great! Is it more a spoof on the ’80s, or is it a-
Brent Weinbach: No, no — it’s not a take on the ’80s; it’s like a modern Cheerios commercial, you know? There’s a lot of stuff that’s sort of a take on older-style commercials, you know? I did a Facebook commercial that was kind of a pastiche of an AOL commercial-
Interviewer: Yeah, I watched that one; it was pretty funny, that old style (laughs). I tend to fall into these rabbit-holes with all these spoof commercials, because I think a lot of them are so on-point, and I really like that one. Have you seen the Too Many Cooks one that went around a few years ago?
Brent Weinbach: Yeah, yeah.
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