Saturday Night Live's Jim Breuer at the Ontario Improv
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The last date listed for Comedian Jim Breuer was Sunday December 7, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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A stand-up comedian since his high school days at Valley Stream Central High School in Valley Stream, New York, Jim Breuer 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.
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 in the documentary “101 Most Unforgettable Top SNL Moments.” In 1998, after a four-year stint on “SNL,” Jim starred in the movie “Half Baked” with 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.
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.” 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 that, Jim was also 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.
In 2004, Jim began his career at Sirius Satellite Radio as the host of his own show, “Breuer Unleashed,” on RawDog 104. Along with his co-hosts, comedian Pete Correale and his high school buddies Larry Schneidmuller and Jimmy Shaka, Breuer takes listeners through a wide array of topics from music to family and friends to baseball and more.