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Michael Blieden

Michael Blieden is a writer/director.  Blieden most recently directed the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pilot and first season episodes for FX.  His previous directing work has included episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine for FOX, Sirens for USA, Broad City for Comedy Central, Up All Night for NBC, Awkward and The Inbetweeners for MTV, and Children’s Hospital for Adult Swim.  He directed, co-wrote, and starred in a pilot for IFC called International Plan.  Prior to his episodic work, Blieden directed all the short films and roll-ins for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he was also a staff writer.  Blieden has produced and directed live specials for comedians Zach Galifianakis and Joe Rogan plus music videos for Fiona Apple and Kanye West.

Blieden began his career as a comedic actor.  In 1996 he began appearing on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he made fun of music videos and local commercials.  In 2003 Blieden wrote and starred in the movie Melvin Goes to Dinner, which was produced and directed by Bob Odenkirk.