About Jim BreuerApril 23-25, 2010Special Engagement THE BEGINNING
. . . Jim Breuer, born on June 21, 1967 in Valley Stream, Long Island, has established himself as one of the most outrageous comedians in the U.S. through his incredible stand-up performances, charismatic stage antics and impressions, various television appearances, movie roles and his Sirius Satellite Radio show
A stand-up comedian since his high school days at Valley Stream Central High School in Valley Stream, New York, Jim worked in comedy clubs around the country for several years before deciding to become a regular on the New York comedy club circuit. After being in New York for only seven months, he landed a gig on the nationally syndicated show, Uptown Comedy Club
, where he spent two seasons. HITTING IT BIG
. . . In 1995, Jim joined NBC's Saturday Night Live
, becoming best known for his original character “Goat Boy”
and his impression of actor Joe Pesci
, resulting in the recurring “Joe Pesci Show”
sketch. Word of his uncanny imitation of Pesci spread to the actor himself, who later made a surprise appearance on SNL
to confront the comedian – creating one of the most memorable skits in the show’s history – which was later featured on the documentary, 101 Most Unforgettable Top SNL Moments
In 1998, after a four-year stint on SNL
, Jim starred in the movie Half Baked
, alongside of comedian Dave Chappelle
. That summer, MTV also invited the comedian to be a host on the popular show MTV’s Beach House
, which featured Jim strolling the New Jersey shore boardwalk with hidden cameras. Additional appearances include numerous stints on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien
, as well as roles in several movies, such as Dick
(1999) and Once in the Life
(2000), and in 2006, he made a cameo appearance in Artie Lange’s movie Beer League
. Also in 2006, Jim was named as the new host of VH1’s popular show Web Junk 20
, where he guides viewers through the top 20 viral clips of the week. ON THE ROAD
. . . Jim Breuer pioneered the “heavy-metal comedy” revolution, combining his love of rock ‘n’ roll with comedy. Backed by a full band, Jim continues to entertain packed crowds with his impressions of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson
doing “The Hokey Pokey” and Metallica singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” In July 2007, word of Breuer’s uncanny impression of Brian Johnson spread to the rock god himself, who personally requested that Jim sing with him live onstage during a John Entwistle Foundation benefit
concert at BB King’s Blues Club in New York. The comedian joined Brian Johnson onstage to perform a hilarious duet of Breuer’s classic version of “Hokey Pokey,” followed by an encore performance of “Highway to Hell”.
Jim’s “Heavy Metal Man” comedy tours also feature a mix of routines that have become cult favorites, such as "The Wizard," "Coming Home at 4 a.m." and "Party in the Stomach." This revolutionary style of stand-up comedy secured Jim a spot on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time
. Following his hour special on Comedy Central
, Jim was invited to be a special guest host on MTV Icon: Metallica, VH1’s Rock Honors
and Comedy Central’s Roast of Denis Leary
Unlike other comedians, Jim also shows his fans a softer side with his Family Man
show, where he brings hilarious anecdotes about being a family man to life through charismatic stage antics and impressions. Nothing is sacred, as Jim introduces the audience to his family, telling side-splitting stories about his Dad (a.k.a. “Shuffles”), going to tap dancing lessons and gymnastics with his daughters and more.
Throughout the years, Jim has also supported various charities through his comedy, including the Chris Farley Foundation, VH1 MusiCares
, his local police and fire departments and more. UNLEASHING ON FANS . . .
In 2004, Jim began his career at Sirius Satellite Radio
as the host of his own show Breuer Unleashed
on RawDog 104. Along with co-hosts, comedian Pete Correale
and his high school buddies Larry Schneidmuller and Jimmy “Shaka,” Breuer Unleashed
takes listeners through a wide array of topics from music to family and friends to baseball and more. A variety of guests have appeared on Breuer Unleashed
, ranging from legendary rock stars like AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Rob Zombie and Willie Nelson
, to comedy greats Chevy Chase, Bill Cosby, Denis Leary and Dave Attell
, and celebrities like Howard Stern, Luke Wilson, Matt Dillon, Sugar Ray Leonard
and more. Airing live weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST, “Breuer Unleashed” is celebrating its third year on Sirius. AT HOME
. . . Jim currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing pick-up games of baseball, softball and Wiffle ball and watching the New York Mets, and most of all, he is loving life! Must be 21 & up to enter; except on Friday's at 10:30pm which is 18 & up to enter.
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