Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician and actor. He hosts the stage show The Dave Hill Explosion at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Hollywood and recently starred in the television show The King of Miami on the MOJO HD network. The show is now airing on Film24 in the UK. Dave currently appears as on-air talent for HBO and Cinemax. He has also worked extensively for the comedy website Super Deluxe. In 2007, Variety Magazine named Hill one of their "10 Comics to Watch". He appeared at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado that same year. Hill was a member of the '90s alternative band Sons of Elvis and Cleveland-based rock band Cobra Verde, and currently fronts the band Valley Lodge and plays guitar with Walter Schreifels' solo band and Diamondsnake, a hard rock band also featuring Moby . He has also played bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche. Additionally, Hill is the creator and sole member of the semi-fictional Norwegian black metal band Witch Taint. Hill has also written for the New York Times, Salon.com, and Huffington Post among others and is a contributor to the public radio program This American Life. In June 2010, Dave launched his own podcast series called Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident on iTunes and as part of the promotion for this he guest appeared on the podcast The Complete Guide to Everything. Dave is currently writing a book of essays to be published by St. Martin's Press in 2012.