Guy Branum’s debut comedy album, Effable, came out in 2015. Branum himself has been out for years now, whether he was known as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately, or serving up “No Mr. Nice Gay” segments on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. You’ve also seen him more recently on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, @midnight and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and his writing credits include Punk’d, Billy on the Street, and E!’s Fashion Police for Joan Rivers. Vulture named him one of 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015, but now that it’s 2016, here’s what you really should know about him. Including how Guy got from Yuba City to law school to a life in comedy.

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