Comedian Dom Irrera: "Godfather of Stand-Up" at the Punch Line
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The last date listed for Comedian Dom Irrera was Friday November 22, 2013 / 9:30pm.
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My husband and I had tears of laughter at his 8 PM show and can't wait to listen to the DVD that I got. He's totally hysterical and would highly recommend seeing him. He is a rare comic that Rodney Dangerfield originally introduced so don't miss him if he's in town!
Don Irrera is a short basketball freak from Philadelphia. He has a serpent’s tongue, which is why he has become a star on the roast circuit. Movie stars. TV stars. Sports stars. He could come up with a nasty word to say about Mother Teresa.
He grew up Italian down South Philly in a rowhouse with four generations of family members sleeping in three bedrooms before his mother moved him to West Philadelphia, so “I could learn how to run faster with the black kids.”
Don has been a doorman at bars, where his job was to eject drunken midgets; a waiter, a school teacher, a parking lot attendant, a pizza deliverer. Primarily he has been an award-winning cable TV standup comedian, a frequent guest on the Jay Leno Show, The David Letterman Show, Seinfeld, among others. His act headlines comedy clubs, theaters, and festivals around the world.
His writings have been acclaimed on the men’s room wall at Doc Watson’s 11th Street Pub in Philadelphia, and in such animated TV series as Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys and Hey, Arnold. So has his voice.
Miraculously, Dom’s tongue has not been ripped out of his mouth yet, although there have been some close calls during roasts of Bruce Willis, unfit even for Playboy; Mike Ditka, Kurt Rambis, Charles Barkley, Jack Palance, Roseanne, Drew Carey and Burt Reynolds.
About the Ticket Supplier: Punch Line Comedy Club San Francisco
For over 25 years the nation’s best comics have appeared at the San Francisco Punch Line, the city’s longest running comedy club. Stars such as Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Drew Carey, Chris Rock and Dana Carvey took their first comedic steps on the Punch Line stage, entertaining thousands while perfecting their craft. The Punch Line’s dedication to comic tradition has earned it the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle’s readers’ choice award for the best comedy club. Today, the Punch Line is the only full-time comedy club in San Francisco, hosting nationally-acclaimed comics Margaret Cho, Bobby Slayton, Dave Chappelle, Sue Murphy, Dave Attell, George Lopez, David Cross, and Greg Proops, among other bona fide and rising stars, in an intimate setting where you can enjoy them, live and up-close, the way stand-up comedy is best presented.