Dan Ahdoot is a stand-up comedian who primarily performs in New York City. He is well-known for being a contestant in NBC‘s reality TV show Last Comic Standing and for performing on Comedy Central‘s Premium Blend.
An Iranian, Ahdoot grew up in Great Neck, New York. He attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors, expecting to attend medical school. When his brother died of cancer, he turned to comedy. Moving to New York City, Ahdoot helped found an improv comedy troupe, wrote freelance for Crank Yankers, and opened for such headlining comedians as Lewis Black, Jay Mohr, and Dave Chappelle. Ahdoot has made numerous guest appearances, including ABC‘s 20/20 and Jim Breuer‘s Sirius Satellite Radio program.