Cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 to 2010 who is best known for starring in the comedy MacGruber. He also had a recurring role on the NBC comedy 30 Rock and he was cast as the lead in the series The Last Man on Earth.
He attended UCLA as a History major and was in the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity after being voted 'Best Personality' in his high school yearbook. In 1997 he was hired as a writer for the New York City-based Late Show with David Letterman.
Despite being a well-known comic actor, he made a dramatic turn with his leading role in the 2013 film Nebraska, which was directed by Alexander Payne. His performance earned him critical praise and the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He was in a relationship with actress January Jones in 2015, but they broke up after five months. He sang a song to his mother Patricia, an artist, on SNL's Mother's Day episode. His father Orville worked as a financial broker. In 2021 he got married to Olivia Modling. The couple welcomed a daughter named Zoe in February 2021.
He worked alongside Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live.