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He's fun, surprising, and he has an edge. With spiky, streaked hair and studded leather belts giving a complete rock star look is nothing but an illusion with Greg Behrendt because he is best known for the least rocking gig of all time - co-authoring the quasi-inspirational self-help book Hes Just Not That into You, an entire book spawned from a single Sex And The City line.
Greg Behrendt found success as a stand-up comic with his blunt and realistic comedic insight into the male psyche. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central Presents..., The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
His brutally honest, in-your-face style, mixed with an exciting stage presence and an ability to connect with an audience, makes each of Behrendts shows unique and fun.
Before pursuing professional stand-up comedy Greg had always dreamed of rock stardom, playing in sold-out arenas like his idols, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and the Clash's late frontman Joe Strummer. After graduating he moved to San Francisco and joined an improvisational troupe, where he met fellow comic Margaret Cho.
Encouraged by his peers to pursue stand-up, Behrendt took to the stage at local comedy clubs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, being cheered on by his other up-and-coming comedian friends, Janeane Garafolo, Patton Oswalt and David Cross.
As part of the Un-Cabaret, a Los Angeles-based group that provided an alternative venue for local comics, Behrendt began to develop his unique, biting, straightforward sense of humor.
Focused on the plight of the modern man, Behrendt found his comedic everyman niche through working in the half-hour comedy special Mantastic, which was directed by Sex and the City (1998-2004) executive producer Michael Patrick King.
His regular TV appearances started after he hosted the late-night comedy series Late Friday (NBC, 2001-02) and was featured in the comedy special, Comedy Central Presents: Greg Behrendt. During the third season of Sex and the City executive producer Michael Patrick King hired Greg as a consultant to give a male point of view.
This led to the birth of the famous Greg phrase, Hes just not that into you, which later became a hilarious self-help manual co-written by Greg about recognizing and exiting ambiguous relationships. In it he and his co author Liz Tuccillo posited different relationship scenarios followed by how to interpret them and what to do next.
The book captures the realities of contemporary dating with laugh-out-loud writing, but it also dispenses smart advice. It was an instant hit. What helped send the book (which has sold more than 2 million copies in 30 countries) to the top of the New York Times best-seller list was that the command to face reality was wrapped in Behrendt's unflagging optimism.
This unexpected success of the book and the popularity of his appearances on Oprah Winfrey's show netted him a couple of talk shows: The Greg Behrendt Show, a syndicated weekday talk show, and Greg Behrendt's Wake Up Call, an ABC prime-timer that targets a couple in crisis and works with them on- and offstage to resolve their problems.
Uncool is the title of the DVD that is based on an hour or so performance by Greg Behrendt. The comedy in Uncool is often biographical as he does jokes about growing old and being too old to go to rock concerts.
He also throws in a couple of jokes about being on Oprah, a fan's reaction to this appearance, some material about his two books that does not feel like he is plugging them, and gives some cues on how to play good air guitar.
He also has some very funny jokes about growing old and being, as the title suggests, uncool. He recently filmed a special that will be coming out on Comedy Central in spring called That Guy from That Thing. The title, Behrendt says, comes from his constant identity crisis.
What catapults his humor to a higher plane is the initial discrepancy between his medium--himself--and his message. Onstage he might strut for a few paces, maybe throw down a rapper gesture for emphasis, but his jokes are spun from a gentle, bemused intellect. They're wry, even professorial, observations about himself from the perspective of the status quo.