My goal in life is to know just enough about a subject so I can tell when someone is bullshitting me. And there is no shortage of bullshit in this life. Whether we're talking politics, media, academia, or the culture at large. But what’s bad for society is great for comedy. And I hope you’ll join me on my journey through the muck, calling out the BS as I see it—and making a little BS of my own.
Comedy should be fun. And mine will be fun, provocative, and you may even get into trouble for sharing it. So...
Who am I?
I was the Head Writer and Producer of the Webby Award-winning comedy channel We the Internet TV. During my tenure at WTI, I made the kind of comedy that gets you put on lists and your words in the Wall Street Journal: “How I Became a ‘Far-Right Radical.”
No longer with WTI, I am now fully independent and free to take on subjects I’ve always wanted to.
In addition to producing sketch comedy, stand-up, and opinion writing, I also host The Lou Perez Podcast with new episodes every week.
How’d I start out?
I began doing improv and sketch comedy while an undergrad at New York University, where I was part of the comedy group the Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz.
For years, I performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (both in NYC and L.A.) in sketch shows with the Hammerkatz and my comedy duo, Greg and Lou. G&L are probably best known for our sketch "Wolverine's Claws Suck," which has over 20 million views on various platforms.
I was a writer for Fox Sports' @TheBuzzer; produced The Attendants with the Above Average Network; produced pilots for FOX Digital and MSN Games; and was a comedy producer on TruTV's Impractical Jokers.
I hosted the stand-up show Uncle Lou's Safe Place for two years in Los Angeles, performed at the Big Pine Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and co-created the political comedy podcast Unsafe Space.
I taught creative writing at the City College of New York, "writing the web series" for Writing Pad, and comedy writing workshops for the Moving Picture Institute.