MURRAY VALERIANO got his start in comedy at the world famous Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California. During that time, Murray honed his writing and performing skills as a stand up and by performing with his sketch group HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Inevitably word got out about Murray and television came calling. He signed a deal to shoot a half hour pilot based on his sketch show and stand up. Unfortunately, the pilot never made it any further than the network's desk, but it launched Murray's career as a comedian and a writer.
Since then, Murray has traveled the country performing in clubs, colleges and theaters. He has opened for Christopher Titus, George Lopez, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollack, Robert Schimmel and several others. Murray has also been seen performing on Comedy Central, NBC, VH1, MTV, CMT and countless commercials. He has been featured on National Lampoon Radio, After Midnight on KLOS radio and the 5 O'clock Funnies. Murray is also very proud to have worked with Comic Relief at the American Comedy Festival and on Comic's Relief special on NBC. Murray's one-man show THE MURRAY VALERIANO EXPERIENCE which had six people in it - was taped at the HBO Workspace.
As a writer, Murray has written for just about every network on basic cable. VH1, Comedy Central, ABC Family, E!. At MTV he wrote for "Web-Riot" one of the first TV shows to combine the internet and television. Rolling Stone magazine called it "... a perfect combination of music trivia and comedy." He also went on to write for the music based show, "Farmclub" on the USA network. Rolling Stone didn't have anything good to say about it, but Murray got to work with some the greatest musicians of this generation including Beck, Dr. Dre, No Doubt, Snoop Dog and U2.
When Reality TV started to take over the airwaves, Murray decided to try to do something positive with the genre. He created the award winning show "Cold Turkey" for NBC studios. It was a show that helped... or tricked people into quitting smoking. It ran for two seasons and won the prestigious Prism Award for Best Non-Scripted Show.