Dave Landau Net Worth (Updated 2022)

Dave Landau is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on several TV shows. He has also worked as a producer for some of these shows and has written a book about himself.

He is known for his dark comedy style and laid-back approach. He has a net worth of approximately $5 million.

NameDave Landau
Date of Birth:June 9th, 1983 (39 years old)
Place of Birth:Detroit, Michigan
Height:5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters)
Profession:Stand-up comedian, producer, author
Marital Status:Married
Parents:Father and mother unknown
Net Worth Estimate:$5 million

Net Worth

It is unclear exactly how much Landau is worth. However, estimates place it at approximately $5 million.

Most of Landau’s earnings come from his work as a stand-up comedian. He has made appearances on channels such as Comedy Central and toured across the United States.

Landau appeared on the show ‘This Is Not Happening’ and has appeared five times on ‘Live at Gotham’ for AXS.TV. He also appeared in Season 8 of the reality show ‘Last Comic Standing’ for NBC, where he was a finalist.

Additionally, Landau became part of ‘The Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia Show.’

After one of the leads departed the show, Landau became one of the main mics for two years. The show rebranded to ‘The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau.’

Landau also appears on ‘Louder with Crowder,’ which is part of TheBlaze network. He is touring with Steven Crowder on the ‘Rebels With a Cause’ tour. Most of the venues have approximately 30-40% of tickets sold.

Landau has released several comedy albums. The most famous of these is ‘Nimble Fingers’ from 2019, which eventually went on to top the Amazon and iTunes charts.


Landau does not own his own company. However, he does sell several items of merchandise through creator-spring. The exact revenue for this merchandise is unknown.

Landau also sells comedy albums. One of these, ‘Nimble Fingers,’ is licensed through Helium Comedy Records. Landau is part of the company’s roster of artists, so he is unlikely to have any stake in them. 

The other two albums, ‘Voodoo of Landoo’ and ‘Down On Your Lucky Charms,’ are licensed through Landau’s label. This is named ‘Dave Landau,’ although there is currently no other information about this label.


An exact salary for Landau is unknown, primarily because he performs several different jobs.

Landau’s first headline appearance was for $700.

Landau appeared as himself in the 2003 TV movie ‘Night Shift.’ As this was a relatively small production, Landau’s salary was likely small, especially as this was his first TV appearance.

Additionally, the production company behind the film, Mark Archer Entertainment, has total assets of $1216.

Later, Landau completed voice-over work for ‘Henry Cho: What’s That Clickin’ Noise?’ This comedy special for TV had an approximate budget of $150,000, although the revenue for the film is unknown.

Landau made several other appearances for shows such as Live at Gotham. 

He also appeared in The Bob & Tom Show, Comics Unleashed, This is Not Happening, and Fox Files. This Is Not Happening was broadcast on Comedy Central, so Landau’s salary likely reflected this high-value appearance.

Landau worked as a writer for the 2014 film ‘The King of Detroit’ and starred in the film as Crispy Jones. Landau worked as a camera operator for some scenes, though it is unclear if this was a paid position. The film had an estimated budget of $7000, and it is unclear how much revenue the film made.

Landau also co-wrote the 2012 short film ‘Rub That Lamp,’ in which he starred. The film had an estimated budget of $7000.

Real Estate

It is unclear where Landau lives exactly. However, he lived in New York City whilst working on ‘The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau.’ He currently lives in Texas, though it is unclear where.

Early life 

Landau was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 9th, 1983. His mother’s and father’s names are unknown. However, his father worked in Vietnam as an American soldier during the Vietnam War.

As a child, Landau says he was very creative and enjoyed filming movies for his family as a child. As a child, Landau would watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ with his father and ‘Dangerfield’.

Landau suffered from several problems during his youth. His father passed away from brain cancer, which led to Landau developing unhealthy coping mechanisms.

One of these included drugs. Landau became a drug addict and an alcoholic, struggling to cope with his father’s death.

Landau also mentioned that his drug use led to him getting in trouble with the law, eventually being arrested approximately 12 times before he was 19.

However, Landau credits this time with helping him to find comedy.

He says that being a drug addict and alcoholic forced him to look for “where the fun is,” eventually leading him to become a comedian.

During high school, Landau said he had zero interest in studying. He studied in high school for five years and did not attend college. Besides Audio Video, Landau mostly got ‘F’s in his subjects, where he got an A. Before graduating high school, Landau recovered from his addictions.

Before Landau’s father died, he recommended that Landau visit The Second City. This was an improv theater in downtown Chicago, home to comedians like Chris Farley and John Belushi. Landau focused on what he enjoyed and began performing at open mic nights.


At the age of 20, Landau began doing regular comedy performances at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, also in Detroit.

By 22, he became more famous, eventually opening for comedian Dave Chapelle during one of his tours. This included venues of over 7,000 people. 

Landau made his first TV appearance as himself in Night Shift. This TV movie was released in 2003 and was relatively low budget.

However, this role gave him vital experience for his later television and film appearances. He also did some voiceover work in 2006 as the announcer for Henry Cho: What’s That Clickin’ Noise?, a TV comedy special.

After this, Landau became involved in several other comedy shows. In 2007, Landau appeared on Live at Gotham and The Bob & Tom Show the following year.

In 2009, Landau featured in Man Up, Stand-Up, a documentary series about comedians. He was one of the stand-up comedians in the 2010 Detroit International Comedy Festival broadcast.

His most notable appearance was on Last Comic Standing, a reality TV series.

In the show, contestants compete against each other to become the best comic. Landau appeared on this show in 2007, 2008, and 2014. In this most recent appearance, Landau reached the semifinals before losing.

In 2018, Landau appeared on Comics Unleashed before taking a brief hiatus from television appearances. He then appeared again in This Is Not Happening from 2008 and had guest appearances in Mornin’!!! With Bill Schulz and Sincerely Kat.

In 2017, Landau joined ‘The Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia Show.’ Artie Lange left the show later, and the show rebranded to ‘The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau.’ When the show relocated to South Carolina, Landau decided to leave.

Outside of appearing as himself, Landau has also worked several acting jobs.

He appeared as the titular character in 2009’s Bromine and the lead role in the 2012 short film Rub That Lamp. Landau co-wrote The King of Detroit and appeared as the character Crispy Jones.

He is currently working as one of the producers for Down Along the Road: The Life and Times of Fulton Williams.

Landau then became a co-host of Louder with Crowder, along with Steve Crowder. He is touring with Crowder for the ‘Rebels With a Cause’ tour.


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Landau is currently writing his autobiography and was aiming for a December 2021 launch. However, this was delayed for unknown reasons.

Career Highlights

  • Began comedy performances at The Second City
  • Did regular performance at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Club
  • Opened for Dave Chappelle in venues with 7000 capacity
  • Made several television performances as himself
  • In 2017, joined the ‘The Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia Show’
  • Changed to ‘The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau’
  • Became co-host of ‘Louder with Crowder’
  • Currently working on autobiography

Personal Life

Landau is married, although his wife’s name is unknown. It is also unclear how long they have been together. However, Landau has mentioned that he has a son, who is now seven years old.

He also spoke about meeting his wife when he first entered the comedy world. Landau also mentioned performing an improv show with his wife, suggesting that she is a comedian.

Landau’s father died from brain cancer, which was directly caused by the US Army’s use of ‘Agent Orange’ in Vietnam. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told Landau’s family that they did not cause Landau’s father’s cancer.

As such, the insurance company refused to cover the condition, leading to his death. This also caused Landau’s mother to commit suicide a few years later.

Landau has a twin brother.

Interesting Facts

  • Landau has been arrested 13 times. Twelve of these arrests were before the age of 21, whilst the 13th arrest occurred when Landau was 27. This final arrest caused Landau to become sober.
  • One of the first albums Landau listened to was ‘Classic Gold’ by George Carlin.


Dave Landau is a stand-up comedian and comic best known for his dark humour. He has made several appearances in TV shows, mostly as himself and a few acting appearances.

He is currently a co-host for ‘Louder with Crowder.’ Landau has a net worth of approximately $5 million.


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