With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable...Expand
With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," Breuer has found success in various facets of the entertainment industry, and is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour “Heavy Metal Family Man,” Breuer can also be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show “Fridays With Breuer” and podcast hit, “Podcast Masters.” Jim Breuer's acclaimed autobiography, I’m Not High:(But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior), was recently released on paperback. In the memoir, Breuer sheds light on his early struggles, his rise to fame and the many lessons he’s learned along in an extremely funny, yet personal and touching way that fans have never seen before.
Even as a young student at Valley Stream Central High School in Long Island, NY, Jim Breuer knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian. After spending several years working comedy clubs across the country, Breuer settled in as a regular on the New Yorkcomedy club circuit. After having been in New York for only seven months, Breuer landed a gig on the nationally syndicated television comedy series, Uptown Comedy Club, where he spent two seasons. However, Breuer’s big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary Saturday Night Live. During his four years on SNL, Breuer quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci.
Following his success on SNL, Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film Half Baked. He has since appeared in the popular films Dick, Titan A.E. and Beer League. His most recent film is the animated comedy, Zookeeper, featuring Kevin James, which had its theatrical release in summer 2011. On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV's popular Beach House and VH1’s Web Junk 20. His other television appearances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live and most recently, NBC’s hit The Marriage Ref.
In 2008, he set out for his "Breuniversity Tour" with his 85-year-old father and a film crew. The footage that was captured blended together to create “The Jim Breuer Road Journals," which showcased what life is like on the road with a comedian and his father. Videos from that tour also sparked the making of his documentary More Than Me, which was shown at the 2009 Montreal Film Festival. In July of 2009, Breuer’s one-hour Comedy Central special Let's Clear the Air premiered with hilarious topics that included what "success" really is, his SNL days and life with his elderly parents, his wife and his three daughters. Most recently, Breuer just wrapped up the national "The Anti-Social Network" tour alongside three of the country’s top comedians, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, and Jim Norton.
Throughout the years, Breuer has also supported various charities through his comedy, including the Chris Farley Foundation, MusiCares, his local police and fire departments and more. Breuer currently resides in New Jersey where he enjoys spending time with his family, playing pick-up games of baseball, softball and wiffle ball, and watching the New York Mets.