The Birthday Boys formed their sketch group at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles in 2007. In addition to staging monthly sketch shows at UCB, they have performed at a number of festivals, including the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. Their recent collaboration with Bob Odenkirk has produced a variety of live shows in L.A. and San Francisco. The group’s combined writing credits include IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, the MTV Movie Awards, and projects for Comedy Central, Fox, and Funny or Die. Members of the group have also appeared in The Office, Parks and Recreation, Childrens Hospital, Conan, NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Portlandia. Their most popular online work includes videos with names like “Ham Hat” and “Pooljumpers.”
The Birthday Boys are: Mike Hanford, Matt Kowalick, Jefferson Dutton, Tim Kalpakis, Chris VanArtsdalen, Mike Mitchell, and Dave Ferguson
Jeff has blond hair, but not as blonde as Dave’s.
Dave is not Mike.
Mike is the skinny guy with longish brown hair.
Tim has a wide jaw, broad shoulders, and dark hair.
Matt is shorter than some of the other guys, but he’s not a short guy.
Mitch [nickname] is the big Boston-y guy with a beard.
Chris is Caucasian.