The road to success has been a steady climb for Swardson. He first found success by writing Malibu's Most Wanted for Warner Brothers and by featuring in the hit Comedy Central series RENO 911. After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as Grandma's Boy, Benchwarmers, and co-producing I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Nick has performed in movies such as That’s My Boy, Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less, and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, which he wrote, starred in, and produced. His first CD/DVD, Party, on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went platinum. He followed that up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Seriously who Farted.
In addition to his career in film and in the world of stand-up comedy, Nick continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show, Pretend Time with Nick Swardson ran from 2010 to 2012, and he voiced the role of ‘Troy’ on FXX’s animated show, Chozen. Most recently, Nick starred as ‘Gary’ in Typical Rick on Comedy Central streaming.
His Comedy Central Special, Taste It! premiered April 2015 on Comedy Central. Nick co-starred in the animated film Hell And Back with TJ Miller, Bob Odenkirk and Mila Kunis. Nick also co-starred in the most-watched movie on Netflix to date, The Ridiculous 6 starring Adam Sandler and Will Forte. More recently he co-starred in Sandler’s second film for Netflix The Do-Over starring Adam Sandler and David Spade.