Curtis was born in Chicago, Illinois in May of 1975. He attended the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut. He has written and created characters for the Sci-Fi Channel and most recently "Man Show, The" (1999) on Comedy Central. He has made numerous TV and film appearances including "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993), the now defunct Burly Bear Network and Trio's Tales of the Moth.
Curtis currently resides in New York City writing and performing with his comedy partner John Gemberling in their two man show, 'The Cowboy and John'.