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DC Pierson (born December 27, 1984) is an American comedian, author and actor. He is best known for his involvement in the sketch and improvisational comedy group Derrick Comedy.
Pierson was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Mountain Pointe High School where he started acting and performing in a short-form improv group. He went on to attend NYU, joining the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU in the fall of 2003. He worked as both assistant director and director during his 3 year tenure with the group. Pierson graduated from NYU's Dramatic Writing Department in 2007 with a degree in writing for television[1].

Derrick Comedy

Pierson, along with other Hammerkatz alumni Donald Glover, Dominic Dierkes and Dan Eckman, formed the group Derrick Comedy after meeting at NYU[2]. Pierson is both one of the principal actors and writers for Derrick Comedy.
Derrick Comedy has performed as an improvisational comedy group at the UCB Theatre in New York. But they are best known for their sketches that appear on YouTube[3] and CollegeHumor[4], Pierson has played roles including an emo teenager and a man making a plea to the Godfather. Pierson co-wrote Derrick Comedy's first feature length film Mystery Team and in it plays Duncan, a self-described boy genius.

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To

On January 21, 2010, Pierson's first novel, "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To", will be released from Random House. The story follows two high school students who are social outcasts. When one of the students, Eric, reveals that he never sleeps, the two boys end up on the lam[5].
Pierson writes short stories on his website as well[6].


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