While still in college, Toby Muresianu became the #1-rated rock radio DJ in Rhode Island, which in 2012 was incorrectly ranked the most important state in the union. After graduating with degrees in computer science and psychology from Brown University, he spent three years at well-regarded Seattle artist’s collective the Microsoft Corporation, working as an engineer while becoming a fixture of comedy clubs in the Seattle area and strengthening his style of thoughtful, well-written comedy.
After leaving in 2009 to pursue stand-up full time, Toby performed at top clubs across America and opened for well-known acts including Doug Stanhope, Steve Hofstetter, and Tig Notaro. He also began touring internationally, performing frequently in the UK and in other countries from South Africa to Israel to China. He’s been seen on CTV (Canada), New Day Northwest (NBC Regional) and heard on Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio. He’s appeared at a variety of festivals, including the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and many others. His comedy has been called “Marvelous” by Greg Proops, while Kristen Schaal said “I loved everything about the performance – it was right up my alley”.
As a writer, he has contributed to Real Time with Bill Maher, Yahoo!’s Primetime in No Time, MSN Local, National Lampoon Radio, and for top-grossing national comedians. He’s currently a staff writer on the three time Del Close Award-winning show Top Story Weekly at Improv Olympic in Los Angeles and a contributor to NewsRevue, the world’s longest-running live comedy show, in London.