Before bringing his considerable bulk to the world of stand up, Gus spent 15 years as an actor both onstage and onscreen. In addition to his award winning stage work, he has appeared in over two dozen feature films and television shows such as, Saving Silverman, ISpy, North Country, and Dark Angel. These days he stalks the stages of comedy clubs, delighting audiences with his wit, bluster, and bloated good looks. He is truly a XXL living in a medium world. As an actor, he has worked with Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Jason Lee, Charlize Theron, and Frances MacDormand.