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Encyclopedia > Dom Irrera

Dom Irrera, originally from Philadelphia, is a stand-up comedian. Some observers feel he has one of the most natural styles in all of stand-up comedy: much of his material is in the form stories about his life, especially his childhood years, which contributes to the "natural" feel of his performances. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ...


Irrera has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has made numerous cameo appearances on hit TV shows. He was named in the Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time and in 2005 was listed as one of the ten funniest people in Los Angeles. The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. ... The View is a daytime television talk show on ABC which was created by Barbara Walters and premiered on August 11, 1997. ... Letterman behind the desk at The Late Show. ... The Tonight Show is NBCs long-running late-night talk and variety show. ... Comedy Central 100 Greatest Standups of All Time was a special television show aired on Comedy Central in April, 2004. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


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Las Vegas SUN: The Crack of Dom: Irreverent Irrera brings stand-up tour to Riviera (862 words)
Dom Irrera is emphatic that he doesn't miss not having his own sitcom.
Nearly a year after Dangerfield's death, Irrera still misses the veteran comic, who was as well known for his famous quip, "I don't get no respect," as he was for his generosity to up-and-coming comedians such as Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Robert Townsend and Sam Kinison.
Irrera said the negative press is only going to help the movie's appeal, as curious moviegoers will want to know what all the fuss is about.
Comedy Central: Comedians: Dom Irrera (863 words)
IRRERA's the winner of two CableACE awards (cable television's highest honor), he's received six American Comedy Award nominations as Best Male Stand-Up, he's performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "David Letterman", "Conan O'Brien", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The View", and has made several appearances on "Oprah".
IRRERA's course as a stand-up was set early on.
Following a three-year stint as a fourth grade teacher at Most Blessed Sacrament School in Philly ("I liked the kids..it was the hours that were killing me," IRRERA the night owl claims), he moved to New York in 1978 and began performing at the famed Improv, a mecca for the decided to stay.
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