Brooks Wheelan is a stand-up comedian as well as a former member of Saturday Night Live who was born on 21st August, 1986 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. currently, he is the featured player and writer on Saturday Night Live. He is the son of Chris and Jim Wheelan. Brooks attended University of Iowa and got graduated from there in the year 2009 with a biomedical engineering degree.
Wheelan started his comedy career while he was still in high school in Iowa. During his college time, he performed throughout the Midwest and he was also a contributor writer for CollegeHumor.com. In addition, he had also performed at The Second City in Chicago and the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club.
Wheelan started working as a stand-up comedian locally in Iowa and then moved to Los Angeles to study improv at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Wheelan was invited to perform in the year 2012 at the New York Comedy Festival as a part of Comedy Central’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. Besides, he was also a new face as the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
He was a recurring guest on SNL’s Weekend Update. Thee, he used his stand-up stories as public service announcements against irresponsible behavior. Wheelan has worked with many comedians such as Daniel Tosh, Nick Swardson, Jeffry Ross, Louis CK, and many others.
Wheelan joined the cast of the Saturday Night Live in September of 2013 as a featured player. He also recorded his television debut for Comedy Central’s Adam DeVine’s House Party. Brooks Wheelan announced on 14th July, 2014 that he was no longer a cast member of Saturday Night Live.
He states via twitter that “Fired from New York, It’s Saturday Night”. As he has maintained to keep his profile low, we do not have much information about his personal life.