PHIL HANEY BIO
Phil Haney is currently a writer for Maker Studios’ The Station, a network of YouTube’s top talent channels. In addition to writing sketch and web series for Maker, Haney is a freelance contributor to humor websites including NeatORama.com.
Before joining Maker Studios, Haney was senior producer for the National Lampoon creative department producing, writing, acting in and directing short form viral web videos. His work has been reveiwed and featured on the E! Network, Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, as well as in Rolling Stone magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and other major media. Haney's parody of the Britney Spears MTV Video Music Awards performance debacle received over
15 Million views on YouTube alone.
While at National Lampoon Haney was a contributing writer to the PC video game National Lampoon's University Tycoon as well as the book National Lampoon Magazine Rack. He was an editor and contributor for the volume of blue humor National Lampoon Not Fit For Print which featured up and coming humor writers alongside classic Lampoon veterans. Some say it’s best to “feed” a funny bone, so Haney took heed as co-host and co-producer of the popular web series National Lampoon’s Fat Guy Nation spoofing the insanity of our "Big Gulp" culture and the ever increasing American waistlines that result.
In addition to his web series work for National Lampoon and Maker Studios, Haney co-wrote and produced The IT Chicks a web series featuring integrated advertising by sponsor NeatGear.
As a comedic actor and performer Haney has appeared in numerous short and feature films including Dirty Jokes: The Movie, and Puddle Cruiser, the first film by the Broken Lizard group of Super Troopers fame. He also recently appeared in a spec car commercial for Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. Delving into musical humor, his “comedy-metal” band Blinded by Pink, of which he is the lead vocalist, has been ranked on the top of the humor charts on MP3.com, earning thousands of downloads.
Haney co-founded and served as head editor for
Super Awesome Wow Dotcom, a comedy website featuring some of the best young humor bloggers from around the country. He created and collaborated on dozens of articles, web comics, videos and original animations for SAW which were featured on viral websites like eBaum’s World and College Humor. At SAW, Haney wrote and directed the short film The Kegger which has appeared to rave reviews in festivals around the world including Indie Can, The Red Bank International Film Festival and TromaDance New Mexico. Cinema Crazed wrote: "Even as a darkly demented frat house romp, “The Kegger” is rather hysterical with some great acting, and hilarious gags that left me breathless." The Kegger is distributed globally by Ouat Media. As a filmmaker Haney also had the opportunity to work alongside cult indie film director Lloyd Kaufman ( The Toxic Avenger ) of Troma Entertainment, shooting video for one of their DVD releases.
Haney has also worked in development and distribution for Comedy Time, a leading digital video network promoting comedic talent across major cell phone carriers. While there he served as Associate Producer for Comedy Time’s Man Up Stand-Up, a testosterone fueled half hour stand-up showcase appearing on the MavTV men’s cable television network.
Originally from Syracuse, NY Haney graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Television/Radio with a minor in Writing. While at Ithaca, Haney founded The IC Comedy Club which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. The club is dedicated to cultivating and promoting student performers’ talents in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy. Over the years the group has written and performed dozens of original live comedy shows including “People Who Piss You Off” which Haney directed. With the club, Haney also produced 13 episodes of the cable access sketch comedy show Blissful Idiots which was a late night, local favorite amongst students at Ithaca College and Cornell University.
Haney got his start in Hollywood working in various crew positions on television productions including Blind Date, and The 5th Wheel. They say comedy comes from pain and, as a production assistant for Comedy Central’s The Man Show, Haney was literally tarred and feathered (OK, it was molasses and corn flakes) by stars Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corolla for their “Wheel of Destiny” sketch.
Phil Haney currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA.
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