Dan Dunn - Member
Dunn has been, at varying times, a hardscrabble Philly kid, a member of Hunter
S. Thompson’s entourage, a newspaper and magazine columnist, a television
comedy writer, a nightlife correspondent for Playboy, and the author of
several cleverly titled books.
recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in adult beverages, he hosted Dan
Dunn’s Happy Hour, a weekly national radio show on SiriusXM that featured
luminaries from the world of wine, beer and spirits along with pop culture
icons such as Ray Romano, Hall & Oates, Kurt Russell, Olivia Wilde, and the
Most Interesting Man in the World. He’s appeared on Conan, The Adam
Carolla Show, The Mike & Mike Show on ESPN Radio, The Henry
Rollins Show and numerous other fancy media-type programs.
years, Mr. Dunn penned the popular "Imbiber" column for Playboy,
and is still a regular contributor to the magazine. He co-wrote (along with Rob
McElhenney of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) the half-hour comedy
pilot Living Loaded, which is based on Dan's book Living Loaded:
Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour (Random
House, 2011). The pilot, produced by FX for Fox, starred Donald Sutherland,
Mike Vogel and Larry Wilmore. Mr. Dunn also authored the books Nobody Likes a
Quitter… and other reasons to avoid rehab (Running Press, 2007) and The
Gang Writes a Self-Help Book: The Seven Secrets of Awakening the Highly
Effective Four Hour Giant, TODAY (HarperCollins, January 2015). His forthcoming
book, American Wino: A Tale of Reds, Whites and One Man’s Blues (HarperCollins)
will be released in April 2016.
a former staff writer for the Emmy-nominated TV series Talk Soup. His
work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Esquire, USA Today, Maxim, LA Weekly,
Newsday, Los Angeles Magazine and the LA Times.
lives in Venice, California.