Wayne Cotter hosted the Fox Television Network series "Comic Strip Live" for several years, and was seen in the feature film "Spy Hard." He has also been nominated as "Best Standup Comedian" in the American Comedy Awards, and has appeared in numerous cable television specials.
While touring nationally with his stand up comedy, Cotter also hosts The Learning Channel's series "Amazing America," a light-hearted look at weird and wacky subcultures throughout the United States. A former electrical engineer and software developer, Wayne keeps up-to-date with developments in the hi-tech industries.
Wayne Cotter is a favorite of the talk shows, having appeared dozens of times with both David Letterman and Jay Leno. A top nationally touring comedian, Cotter hosted the Fox Television Network series "Comic Strip Live" for many years. He has been nominated as "Best Standup Comedian" in the American Comedy Awards. He served as host of the Discovery Channel's "Amazing America," a light-hearted look at weird and wacky subcultures throughout the United States.
Although he studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and began a career with a New Jersey computer company, before long Cotter started moonlighting as a Philadelphia comedian. He continued this double life for some time, and ultimately came to the visionary conclusion that the computer industry was going nowhere and left town to pursue showbusiness full time.
Almost immediately, he became a frequent guest of Jay Leno and David Letterman and a fixture on the national comedy circuit. He was also honored to be one of the last new comedians to debut with Johnny Carson, with whom he also became a favorite, appearing in two Carson anniversary specials. He went on to appear regularly on many broadcast and cable shows, including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and ultimately became the host of his own show on the Fox network.