Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi met while performing at UCB Theater in Los Angeles. But it was writing and hosting segments on Current TV’s Infomania where they fell in love, a kind of love you can’t put into words, but is definitely non-sexual.
They do the following together:
Write TV scripts
Write and perform as Michele and Marcus Bachmann for Funny or Die.
Write other stuff for Funny or Die.
Write and perform their monthly live show “Entertainment Hollywood” at UCB Theater. It’s the Colbert Report meets Entertainment Tonight meets ‘night, Mother meets Miami.
Talk into a microphone as Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi for this podcast, Throwing Shade.
Eat salads from Gelson’s
Go to parties
“We built this dream together, Nothings gonna stop us now” - Bryan and Erin on behalf of the movie “Mannequin”
You might know Erin Gibson as the writer and host of Current TV’s “Modern Lady”, a weekly comedic look at how women are portrayed by the media. Because of the success of “Modern Lady”, Erin is a sought after speaker on topics like gender issues in media and how to use satire to inspire change.
As an actress and comedian, she’s appeared on “Chelsea Lately”,
“Parks and Rec”, HBO’s “Funny or Die”, “The Aisha Tyler Show”,
“King of Queens”, and web series for Comedy Central, The WB, and NBC’s “Community”. You can see Erin and writing/performing partner Bryan Safi as Michele and Marcus Bachmann for Funny or Die or as Becky Lake and Brock-Cody Stewart-Thomas in their monthly satirical entertainment show “Entertainment Hollywood” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Huffington Post Comedy named her Twitter one of the top female feeds to follow.
“She is a perfect example of my new favorite brand of feminism.
She takes all the hatred of women and stupid depressing stereotypes
and makes fun of them. ” - Bitch Buzz
“Our girl-crush, Erin Gibson.” - Bust Magazine
Bryan Safi is an Emmy Award-winning writer and performer living in Los Angeles. He is the writer and host of “That’s Gay,” a segment that looks at gay issues and stereotypes and how they’re portrayed by the clueless media. Safi and the segment were included in Out Magazine’s “Out 100” – their collection of the 100 gay men, women and transgender people who made it a year to remember – and “That’s Gay” was also a 2010 Webby honoree. The segment is also regularly featured on the front pages of The Huffington Post, Andrew Sullivan, Ted Casablanca’s The Awful Truth on E!, and Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch.
In addition to infoMania, Bryan‘s written for Joan Rivers, was a staff writer at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, for which he won an Emmy Award, and a staff writer for the comedy website “Funny or Die,” creating web series’ for Will Ferrell, Jack McBrayer and Richard Jenkins. He’s also a blogger for The Huffington Post and regularly performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.
“The arbiter of all things gay” - Huffington Post“As the creator and host of That’s Gay, Bryan Safi uses humor to raise awareness of homophobia in popular culture. Fearless, in that he takes on equally homophobic gay-endorsed gay pandering and hip-hop’s use of no-homo, Safi takes folks to task without preaching” - OUT Magazine