Gersh // Eric Garfinkel & Sean Barclay

Kaplan Perrone // Alex Lerner



Elliot Dickerhoof is a writer, director, and editor based in Los Angeles.

He created First Dates with Toby Harris, a Yahoo! Original Series produced by Funny Or Die, which Mike Hale of the New York Times called, "...a textured, funny yet melancholy slice of life that packs cinematic ambitions into its brief running time."

Elliot also directed This Is Why Eating Healthy Is Hard: the SECOND MOST WATCHED FUNNY OR DIE VIDEO EVER with over 85 million views!

When he is not working on his own projects Elliot helps other filmmakers and brands bring their vision to the screen, including Danny McBride, Jody Hill & David Gordon Green's feature documentary, Hot Sugar's Cold World, which had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW film festival.





FIRST DATES WITH TOBY HARRIS (Original Yahoo! Series) - Palo Alto Int’l Film Festival (Winner Sallie Gardner Award)

Creator / Writer / Director / Editor

THIS IS WHY EATING HEALTHY IS HARD (Short) - OVER 85 MILLION VIEWS – 2nd most watched FOD video ever!

Director / Producer / Editor

HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD (Feature Doc) - Premièred at 2015 SXSW Film Festival



FUNNY OR DIE, Los Angeles, CA. - staff 2010 to 2013 / freelance 2017 to present

Director / Editor

ZAMBEZI, Los Angeles, CA. - 2017

Freelance Editor

BUZZFEED, Los Angeles, CA. - 2016 to present

Freelance Editor | Branded Content

WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS, Los Angeles, CA. - 2014 to present




Bachelor of Arts – Film/video - Graduated May 2008


First Dates New York Times Review

“Burning Love is perfectly watchable, but First Dates With Toby Harris, which can be seen in one 45-minute sitting, is something more than that: a textured, funny yet melancholy slice of life that packs cinematic ambitions into its brief running time."

Men's Journal: This Video Nails Why Trying to "Eat Healthy" is So Frustrating 

"The folks over at Funny Or Die have a video that has that just nails the ever-changing advice coming from nutritional scientists and health magazines — guilty — over the years."

Jaguar featured on Splitsider: I’m Very Sad I’m Seeing This Two Years Late

"Two long years after its debut, I watched it, and today, I’d like to share with you the feeling I imagine attendees at the 2014 Seattle Comedy Film Challenge felt when they watched Chuck and Charles accept the Audience Choice Award for their perfectly paced, enviably dumb short. I’d like to share with you that feeling today, a feeling of pure joy."

"First Dates" featured in TVLine's "5 Web Series Worth Watching"

Office worker Kinsey brilliantly guests in the latest episode as Toby’s verbally and sexually aggressive date. Somewhere, Angela Martin is blushing.

Seth Morris talks about "First Dates with Toby Harris" at SXSW

Yeah, one of Elliot’s goals is to just have a moment, a scene. One of the things I really like about it is that each of the writers did a really good job of writing a nice scene. Yahoo! Bolsters Its Comedy Video Lineup

Seth Morris will star in First Dates With Toby Harris, a 12-episode series of 3-to-5 minute videos from Funny or Die.