Who Is Duncan Trussell?
Creator of Midnight Gospel
Duncan Trussell is a comedian, actor, and podcaster known for his unique and often philosophical approach to comedy and conversation. Trussell was born on April 20, 1974, in Asheville, North Carolina, and grew up in a family that was heavily involved in meditation and spirituality.
After studying at Columbia College Chicago, Trussell began his career as a comedian, performing stand-up at various comedy clubs in Los Angeles. He soon became known for his off-beat humor and his willingness to tackle deep, existential questions in his comedy.
In 2010, Trussell began hosting his own podcast, "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour," which quickly gained a following for its mix of comedy, spirituality, and pop culture commentary. Trussell's podcast has featured a wide variety of guests, including fellow comedians, actors, musicians, and spiritual teachers.
Trussell's unique approach to comedy and conversation has earned him a dedicated fan base and has also led to other opportunities in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in several television shows and films, including "Adventure Time," "The Midnight Gospel," and "Joe Rogan Questions Everything." Trussell also served as a writer and story editor for "The Midnight Gospel," an animated series on Netflix that he co-created with Pendleton Ward.
Throughout his career, Trussell has been open about his struggles with addiction and depression and has used his platform to raise awareness about mental health issues. He has also been a vocal advocate for psychedelic therapy and has discussed his own experiences with ayahuasca and other plant medicines on his podcast.
Trussell's unique brand of comedy and his willingness to explore deep, philosophical topics have made him a beloved figure in the comedy world and beyond. His podcast continues to be a popular platform for thought-provoking conversation, and his fans eagerly await his next creative project.