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Bil Dwyer

Comedian, Writer


Bil Dwyer is an accomplished standup comic whose resume also includes acting, hosting and writing. His hip and sardonic takes on marriage, kids and family have been showcased in the half-hour comedy special "Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer," as well as on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "The Martin Short Show," NBC's "Late Friday," "Evening at the Improv" and "Caroline's Comedy Hour."

Dwyer was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park, IL, and graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a B.S. degree in Radio and Television, thinking he would be a disc jockey until he tried it and got fired.

He got his start in comedy by coming in third place and winning a "sweet white satin jacket" in a "Catch a Rising Star" comedy competition in Chicago, and later moved to Los Angeles. He has been making audiences laugh ever since, with comedy he describes as "a cross between gentle sarcasm and bewilderment and barely-contained rage and a 'very special episode' of Mr. Ed."

Dwyer guest-starred on "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Ally McBeal," and currently hosts GSN's "I've Got a Secret." He has hosted "Extreme Dodgeball," "That '70s House," "Battlebots" and "Dirty Rotten Cheaters," and has been a regular comedy commentator on VH1's series "I Love the '70s," "I Love the '80s" and "I Love the '90s." Additional credits include "The Test," VH1's "The List," E's "Rank" and AMC's "Movies at Our House."

On the big screen, Dwyer appeared in the films "Ski School 2," "The Bogus Witch Project" and "What Planet Are You From?" Working with sitcom star/television writer Chirstopher Titus, Dwyer recently co-created a show based on his stand-up comedy called "Back After This," which is in development.

As for why he wanted to be on "Last Comic Standing," Dwyer says, "Who doesn't like to be judged? You ever see how happy those dogs are at the Westminster Kennel Club show? That's me - the grinning Pomeranian."