Russ is an actor, writer and comedian and is super stoked to perform on Maude Night with (212). Russ has appeared on 30 Rock (NBC), Failosophy (MTV), pilots for Comedy Central and videos for Above Average, plus commercials for La Quinta, NY Lotto, SNY and more. He plays Aasif Mandvi's neighbor on the upcoming Halal in the Family. Russ has written for Billy on the Street (Fuse), Night of Too Many Stars (Comedy Central), Charlamagne and Friends (MTV2), Off The Bat (MTV2), CollegeHumor (CH2) and the upcoming Joking Off (MTV2). Russ was also selected as a New Face of Comedy at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. He created and performed with Statues of Liberty (Time Out NY Critic's Pick) and The Friday Night Sh*w (NYMag Critic's Pick) at Magnet Theater and Guilty Bystanders (NYTimes & Time Out Critic's Pick) at UCBT. Proud product of UCB, Magnet, iO, The Second City, and Northwestern University. Russ is a salt of the earth Midwesterner who lives in Brooklyn with his wife and dog.