Brian Edmund Posehn (born July 5, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for performing with other comics such as Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, and Maria Bamford, among others. He has acted in movies, TV sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me! and The Big Bang Theory, animated series like Mission Hill, Sym-Bionic Titan, and Steven Universe; and video games like Minecraft: Story Mode.
This comedian contains examples of:
- The Big Guy/Gentle Giant: Towers over many of his colleagues at 6'7", yet often described as mild-mannered in nature.
- Parody Displacement: Invoked in "My Phone Call With Weird Al", a skit at the end of Posehn's Grandpa Metal album where Posehn calls "Weird Al" Yankovic to ask permission to parody his song "Gump". Al tries to clarify that he did not write "Gump" and that it was a parody of "Lump" by The Presidents of the United States of America, but Brian refuses to believe him.
- Self-Deprecation: A staple in his stand-up act.Brian: There are certain activities that are just out of the question when you look like me. Like night-shoveling.