This paper people is the Bert Kreischer, designed by sally. Albert "Bert" "The Machine" Kreischer (Bert Kreischer) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and reality television host. In 1997, he was featured in Rolling Stone as the "top partier" at Florida State University, the "top party school in the US", while he was in his sixth year of college. The Rolling Stone article was the inspiration for the 2002 movie Van Wilder. From 2000 to 2001, he was the co-host of the FX Network variety show, The X Show. A segment that aired on the show, "Ass Wax", where Kreischer had his hair removed with hot wax, led Kreischer to gain his own show on the FX Network, titled Hurt Bert, in 2004. In the same year, he had a role in an episode of the police drama The Shield.
Kreischer claims that when he was 22 years old he ran with the Russian mob and even robbed a train. He talked about these exploits on January 14th, 2011, on DC101's "Elliot in the Morning", April 5, 2011, on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast #95, Opie and Anthony on June 28, 2011, and WMMR's Preston and Steve Show on January 11th, 2012.
Parts of Kreischer's stand-up routine were used in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties, which aired in 2004 and is now on DVD. In 2008, he participated in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back, where comedians competed in a variety of contests that were parodies of different reality shows. In 2009, he was given a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central titled Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb. Kreischer was formerly known as the fifth member of the Cowhead Radio Show in Tampa, Florida.
In 2010, he became the host of the Travel Channel reality show, Bert the Conqueror. In the show, he is an "every day guy" who travels across the United States to amusement parks and other entertainment venues to experience and promote various roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports.
On January 19, 2011, Kreischer appeared as a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and revealed that the story of National Lampoon's Van Wilder was loosely based on his own life. After the Rolling Stone article was written about Kreischer's "party" lifestyle, he had gotten the attention of Oliver Stone, who had wished to develop a film based on his life. Upon receiving numerous script submissions, the deal had apparently fallen apart and all the writers had retained the intellectual rights to their work. One of these writers had supposedly changed Kreischer's name on their script and sold it to National Lampoon which eventually became the basis for Van Wilder. He also revealed this two years earlier on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius Satellite Radio.