Bryan Safi is an Emmy-award winning writer, actor, host, and comedian. In 2015 Safi has a handful of high profile projects in the works that range from appearing in top scripted television projects, co-hosting Access Hollywood Live, and touring the country with his show Throwing Shade Live based off his smash hit, weekly comedy podcast Throwing Shade. Safi recently co-starred in Lifetime's highly buzzed about thriller A Deadly Adoption, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig as Charlie, a man who runs a local organic food stand with his best friend Ellen [Wiig]. Safi can next be seen on ABC Family's hit series "Young and Hungry," where his character Alan Lowenstein was introduced at the start of season two.
Safi is also a regular contributor and occasional co-host for national syndicated, weekday television entertainment news program Access Hollywood Live. While not working on television, Safi stays busy with his hit weekly comedy podcast Throwing Shade, co-hosted by Erin Gibson. Called one of the top 20 podcasts of 2015 by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone, the show's topics include: women's rights, gay rights, pop culture, adult topics, and politically incorrect ideas. Safi won his first Emmy Award for his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2010. Since then, he has been a staff writer/performer for the Emmy winning comedy website "Funny or Die" which was founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Safi is also well known for creating and hosting the Webby Award winning That's Gay video series. He has been named one of OUT Magazine's "Out 100," and has been featured in publications including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Safi is an alumnus of the Sunday Company at the Groundlings, and performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.