Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond, 'Til Death) at the Improv
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The last date listed for Comedian Brad Garrett was Friday September 9, 2011 / 10:15pm.
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Bruce Bruce's captivating improv skills and larger-than-life comedic style have helped set him apart from other stand-up comedians. Before entering the comedy business, Bruce used to entertain his customers while cooking at a BBQ joint, and he has also had a job as a Frito-Lay salesman, working the room during corporate meetings. Known for his superior wit, spontaneity and adult humor, Bruce was the host for two seasons on BET's Comic View and has headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He's starred in movies like The Wash and Who's Your Caddy and is a popular performer on the festival circuit. Learn More
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Standing 6 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills outside of Los Angeles. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother was a housewife. Garrett spent a whopping six weeks at UCLA before going into stand-up comedy full time. He began performing his act at various Los Angeles comedy clubs, getting his start at the The Improv in Hollywood and the Ice House in Pasadena. In 1984, he became the first $100,000 grand champion winner in the comedy category of Star Search. This led to his first appearance, at age 23, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the show.
Following his Tonight Show appearance, Garrett’s career took off, garnering him headlining gigs at several national venues as well as opening spots for legends including Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli. He has headlined at Bally’s Park Place and co-headlined with The Temptations at Trump Plaza. He also worked at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas with Frank Sinatra, Caesar’s Palace with David Copperfield and Smokey Robinson, Harrah’s with Sammy Davis Jr, the The Beach Boys, and Radio City Music Hall with Julio Iglesias. In 1989, the Las Vegas Review Journal named him the best comedian working on the Strip.
Changing gears, he made his way into the world of television. He struck gold with Everybody Loves Raymond. Apart from his supporting role in sitcoms, he has also done voice-overs and appeared in a few films. In 1998, Garrett made a real-life proposal to his then real-life girlfriend, Jill Diven, on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond. Garrett currently resides in Hollywood, California with his two Labradors, Gus and Mabel.