Author, columnist, and comedian Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show business, with all due respect to the late James Brown. Hofstetter’s national TV debut was on ESPN’s “Quite Frankly,” where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS’s “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” Showtime’s “White Boyz in the Hood,” VH1’s “Countdown,” Sundance’s “On the Road in America,” and ABC’s “Barbara Walter’s Special” where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of “Laughs” on FOX networks, where he only cries occasionally.
One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for collegehumor.com has also released six albums. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan. After hosting “Four Quotas” on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his “Sports Minute (Or So)” was syndicated on over 170 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter’s second live comedy album “Cure For the Cable Guy” reached #20 on Billboard’s comedy charts. His third album “Dark Side of the Room” was the first ever ‘pay-what-you-want’ comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway. His fourth album consisted of an hour of 100% ad-libbed material and his fifth album hit #1 on iTunes’ comedy charts. Hofstetter’s brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook (still the world record), 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores. While Hofstetter’s live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15, mainly to impress girls. At 18, he co-founded “Sports Jerk of the Week,” an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today’s Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and CNN. At 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. Without his glasses, Hofstetter also looks a great deal like Michael Rappaport.