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Dan Perlman is a stand-up comedian and writer from New York City. Dan was recently named one of the 2018 New Faces in stand-up at Montreal Just For Laughs and headlined Caroline's on Broadway. Dan created and wrote an animated series, That's My Bus!, which received a pilot order from FOX. Dan has appeared on TruTV, MTV2, and as a cast member on MTV's Vidiots. As a writer-filmmaker, he has had four projects featured in the New York Television Festival, most recently the award-winning comedy series, Flatbush Misdemeanors, in which he co-stars and co-writes/directs. On radio, Dan was a writer for SiriusXM's Bennington and Comedy Contributor for Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Radio. Dan wrote for the 2017 WGA Awards, hosted by Lewis Black, and the 2018 WGA Awards, hosted by Amber Ruffin. As a stand-up, Dan's festival credits include Montreal Just For Laughs, New York Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Limestone Comedy Fest, and Finger Lakes Comedy Competition (2015, 1st place).
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Dan and Kevin, longtime friends, adjust to their new surroundings in the brash environment of Flatbush, Brooklyn. A raw portrayal of city life, Flatbush Misdemeanors explores two friends seeking to climb out of their heads and connect with others, personally and professionally.
Made on zero-budget, the first installment of Flatbush has received critical acclaim, becoming Oscar-qualified after winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Florida Film Festival. Critics have called it “funny, smart, inventive and constantly surprising” and “street-level filmmaking at its finest.”
- WINNER: Grand Jury Award for "Best Narrative Short" at Florida Film Festival, '18
- WINNER: "Best North American Short" & "Best Film Script" at London x4 Short Film Festival, '17
- WINNER: "Best Ensemble" at Brooklyn Web Fest, '17
- WINNER: 1st Place, "Best Pilot" at Channel 101 NY, April '17
- "Best Lead Actor in a Comedy: Dan Perlman" Nominee at Indie Series Awards, '18
- "Best Writing (Comedy)" Nominee at Indie Series Awards, '18
- "Best Writing (Comedy)" Nominee at International Academy of Web Television, '17
- "Best Pilot" Nominee, die Seriale, '18
- Official Selections: Slamdance Film Festival, NYTVF, LA Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Pilot Lights TV Festival, Sicily Web Fest, Copenhagen Web Fest.
-Top 5 Comedy Short at Montreal Just For Laughs, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, '17
A double-date goes off-track when one couple tries to figure out, 'When's our anniversary again?'
Finalist: New York Television Festival & TruTV's Comedy Breakout Initiative, March '17
Dan Perlman & Kevin Iso co-created, wrote/directed MODERATELY FUNNY, featured on CollegeHumor.
Challenged with breathing life into a failing public library branch, three staffers try to manage daily turmoil while never raising their voices. CHECKED OUT was chosen as part of the 2016 NYTVF+ Pitch.
Dan shows off his Tour Guide skills in the beloved QUICK TOURS series of places & things.