Growing up in St. Louis, Howie wanted to be like the Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith. After many failed backflips, he decided to become an astronaut instead.
Howie is a comedy writer, who has been a staff writer on Let’s Get Physical (Pop) and Gigi Does It (IFC), written jokes for a new game show called The Misery Index (TBS), and most recently did a punch-up on Stephen Merchant's latest feature, Fighting With My Family (2019).
Before comedy, he was a commercial real estate broker. When the market tanked in 2008, he moved to his friend’s couch in Chicago to begin life as as a sketch and improv comedian. After writing and performing in countless sketch shows with The Second City Theater, iO Chicago, and Annoyance Theater, Howie took the plunge and moved to Los Angeles, where he started out as a writers assistant on Community (ABC), Hello Ladies (HBO) and Trophy Wife (ABC), the last of which got him his first script.
A Fox Writers Lab finalist in 2016, Howie currently has two half-hour comedies in development, one with ACE Entertainment and the other with Project 10. Still a big baseball fan, he plays in two leagues, collects PEZ dispensers and dotes on his three kitties.
Howie is represented by attorney Bruce Gellman. You can follow him @howieekremer.