Dr. Roth A man of medicine and bad comedy

Character information
Occupation: Doctor and stand up comedian
Family: wife who works late at night and rarely sees
Actor: Dan Gregor
First Appearance: ""Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?""

I don't know what's wrong with your cookie but hers is a mess!
— Dr.Roth, "Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?"

Dr. Roth is a doctor at Glenn Willow Medical Center in West Covina, California who also moonlights as a bad stand up comic. Fortunately he is much better at medicine than he is at comedy. However, his bedside manner could use improvement as he has a tendency to make inappropriate comments in the form of bad jokes. His first appearance was the Season One episode "Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?". He is portrayed by actor/comedian Dan Gregor husband of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" co-creator and star Rachel Bloom.


Dr. Roth was working the night shift at the hospital and treated a patient that was brought in named Rebecca Bunch. He learned she had UTI and hadn't taken any medication to treat it which caused an infection spread to her kidneys. She was put in a private room and given treatment which put her to sleep. Sometime later, Dr.Roth entered the patient's room where he found her friends Josh Chan, Greg Serrano and Paula Proctor inside. Paula asked him what was wrong with Rebecca and Dr. Roth responded with an inappropriate joke. Rebecca's friends were put off by his reply and Dr. Roth explained that he moonlights as a stand-up comic. He explained that he studies at Claremont at night since his wife works late hours and lamented that he hardly sees her.

Dr. Roth then got serious and explained their friends condition. Upon learning it was a UTI Paula got very upset realizing that her friend had lied to her about not sleeping with anyone. Dr. Roth nodded in response when Greg explained that Paula and Rebecca have boundary issues. When Paula reiterated that never lie to each other Josh wondered aloud who Rebecca could be sleeping with. Dr.Roth cast a sideways look at Greg as did Paula and Josh who began to suspect the truth. Dr.Roth exited out of the awkward scene aware that a "truth bomb" was coming. Later, Dr.Roth was at the comedy club Laff Laff Carafe doing a stand up set. He told a poorly recieved joke about the differences between men and women when they flatline ("Why Is Josh in a Bad Mood?").


Mr.Rachel BloomEdit

In real life actor/comedian Dan Gregor is married to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" creator Rachel Bloom. Rachel wrote a blog about their courtship and wedding on

Dan Gregor and Rachel Bloom wedding ceremony
Dan and Rachel's wedding ceremony
  Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Characters edit
Main characters

Rebecca BunchJosh ChanGreg SerranoPaula ProctorDarryl WhitefeatherHeather DavisValencia Perez · Nathaniel Plimpton III · Josh Wilson

Supporting characters

HectorChrisThe CrewFather Brah · Mrs.Hernandez · Sunil Odhav

Minor characters

Marco Serrano · Naomi Bunch · Mrs.Chan · Mr.Chan · Jayma Chan · Jastinity Chan · Audra Levine · Kevin · Silas · Brody · Calvin Young · Alex · Marty · Ashley Pratt · Tim · Tommy Proctor · Brendan Proctor · Jim · Madison Whitefeather · Ken · Shawna · Connie Cavanagh · Joyce · Dr.Akopian · Trent Maddock · Warren · Bert · Xander · Bernard · Laura · Maya · Mover · Xiao Huang · Guardrail · Sherpa Allen · Hank · George · Robert Donnelly · Prostitute

Special appearances

Dr.Phil · Nipsey Hussle · Dream Ghost #1 · Dream Ghost #2 · Tita Myrna · Dr.Roth · Anna · B.J. Novak · Trina · Rabbi Shari

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