Co-Host of YouTube Series Game Grumps
Dan Avidan is a musician and comedian who joined the YouTube series Game Grumps in 2013. He brings a chilled-out, positive presence to the show, and is often sent into uncontrollable fits of laughter by co-host Arin Hanson. Avidan grew up an admirer of "commentary" shows like Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and was thrilled to join Game Grumps to hone his craft and live out his comedy dreams. The show's YouTube channel has more than 5.3 million subscribers and features episodes with guests like Ben Schwartz, Dan Harmon, Weird Al Yankovic, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Born in New Jersey, Dan Avidan studied advertising at Boston University and later took improv classes in New York. He has lived in Los Angeles, California, for almost a decade, during which time he has hosted live shows and developed a following as an internet personality. Over the course of the past four years, Avidan and Hanson have performed sold-out "GG Live" shows all across North America, Europe, and the UK.
Dan Avidan has also served as co-host for multiple other shows on the Game Grumps platform, including Steam Train, Steam Rolled, Table Flip, and Grumpcade. In addition, he provides narration for Hunting Monsters. His work with Hanson also extends to music as both personalities perform alongside Brian Wecht in the musical comedy group Starbomb. The band writes and performs video-game-themed songs and has produced three albums, including its self-titled debut, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Comedy Albums chart and features song titles such as "Luigi's Ballad," "Rap Battle: Ryu vs. Ken," and "Sonic's Best Pal."
Avidan also collaborates with Wecht in the band Ninja Sex Party, which is inspired by musical comedy acts Flight of the Conchords and The Lonely Island. Ninja Sex Party has also released several studio albums and made its TV debut in 2018 on Conan.
Dan Avidan is married to Los Angeles-based pastel artist and animator Ashley Anderson. Dan and Ashley got engaged in 2020 and married in autumn 2021 in a private ceremony.