Theo Von


Who is Theo Von?

Theo Von, born Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski III on March 19, 1980, is an American stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor. He hosts the "This Past Weekend" podcast and was the former co-host of "The King and the Sting" podcast with Brendan Schaub.

How did Theo Von start in comedy?

Theo Von's professional entertainment career began at age 19 when he starred in MTV's "Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour" in 2000. He was part of MTV's reality game show "The Challenge" for four seasons, winning twice and finishing as runner-up once. Von's comedy career took off when he won the online competition for the fourth season of "Last Comic Standing" in 2006 and was a member of the Comedy Central sketch/competition show "Reality Bites Back," which he won. He began performing stand-up in Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles at 23 to pursue comedy professionally, overcoming initial challenges in shedding his reality TV star image.

Where did Theo Von grow up?

Theo Von was born to Gina Capitani and Roland Theodor Achilles von Kurnatowski, originally from Bluefields, Nicaragua. He grew up in Covington, Louisiana, with an older brother and two younger sisters. Von's father was much older than his mother, a fact he often uses in his comedic material. He was legally emancipated at 14.

Is Theo Von currently on tour or where does he perform?

As of 2023, Theo Von is on his "Return of the Rat" tour across the United States, with performances scheduled in various cities, including Milwaukee, San Jose, Cleveland, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Norfolk, and New Orleans. This tour will run from September to November 2023.

Does Theo Von host any podcasts?

Theo Von hosts the podcast "This Past Weekend," which started in December 2016. This long-form video podcast features storytelling, fan voicemails, and guest interviews. He also co-hosted "King and The Sting" with Brendan Schaub, debuting at number 1 on the iTunes Podcast charts in the US and reaching top charts in other countries. Additionally, he has been a guest on several other popular podcasts.

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