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Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak (born July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts), better known as B.J. Novak, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who can be seen as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office. Novak is also a writer and co-producer of several of the show's episodes. July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... Ryan Howard, played by B.J. Novak, is a temporary employee at the Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania on the NBC sitcom The Office (US). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Office is a television show, broadcast by NBC. // Overview After the original British series won two Golden Globes, a U.S. version of The Office was created by NBC. Though it retains the same title, the U.S. version of the show is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania. ...


Novak's father, Bill Novak, is the editor of The Big Book of Jewish Humor.


Novak grew up in Newton, a city near Boston. He graduated from Newton South High School along with The Office co-star John Krasinski and enrolled in Harvard University, where he earned a degree in English and Spanish literature. Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Newton South High School   Located on 140 Brandeis Road in Newton, Massachusetts, Newton South High School is one of two public high schools in the city, the other being Newton North Newton South consistently ranks among the top schools in Massachusetts in Boston Magazines annual review of state high... John Krasinski John Krasinski (born October 20, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American TV actor. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ...


After graduating in 2001, Novak moved to Los Angeles where he began working clubs as a comedian. His first live stand-up performance was on October 10, 2001 at the Hollywood Youth Hostel. He soon became a fixture at the popular L.A. comedy clubs like The Improv and was named one of Variety's "Ten Comedians To Watch" in 2003. He has since performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and on "Late Night with Conan O' Brien." This article is about the largest city in California. ... Variety (linguistics) is a concept that includes for instance dialects, standard language and jargon. ... Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... Premium Blend is a show on Comedy Central which features a well-known stand up comedian as an emcee who introduces four or five lesser known comedians looking for a big break on television. ... ...


Novak is also a television actor, beginning with memorable appearances on MTV's Punk'd. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Novak has also written for Raising Dad. Raising Dad was a US television series directed by Andy Ackerman and Dana De Vally Piazza. ...


Novak is the older brother of popular electronic musician Jesse Novak.


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