Dan Telfer began writing and performing comedy in Chicago in 1996. He's toured as an opener for Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, and Patton Oswalt. His CD EP "Fossil Record" was released on AST Records as a split release with Greg Proops and Paul F. Tompkins. Following that was a full length CD "Tendrils of Ruin" that was an iTunes bestseller. He co-hosted The A.V. Club's pop culture travel web series, Pop Pilgrims. He also wrote for The Onion and co-penned the web series The Onion's History of the Internet.