Dan and his older brother are writing partners. They also live together. That information alone should give you a pretty good idea of who Dan is. If you put me in an apartment with either of my brothers for anything longer than a weekend, there’s a fairly good chance we’re walking out of there with a black eye and missing teeth. I love them very much, but to work together all day and then come home to our shared apartment would only happen in a sitcom. Maybe it’s because Dan and his brother are from Missouri. They’re a different breed from those of us from the East Coast. Gentler.