Multifaceted performer Nick Swardson grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. In that venue, his material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex. Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies The Benchwarmers (2006) and Grandma's Boy (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series Reno 911!; he played Terry Bernardino, a gay, roller-skating prostitute.
In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued a his first comedy concert album, Party. The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce You Don't Mess with the Zohan. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi