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Encyclopedia > Richard Jeni
Richard Jeni
Birth name Richard John Colangelo
Born April 14, 1957(1957-04-14)[1]
Brooklyn, New York
Flag of the United States United States
Died March 10, 2007 (aged 49)
Los Angeles, California
Flag of the United States United States
Medium Improv/Stand up
Nationality American

Richard John Colangelo (April 14, 1957[1]March 10, 2007), better known by the stage name of Richard Jeni,[2] was an American stand-up comedian and actor. April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

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Biography

Raised in an Italian-American family in Bensonhurst,[3] Brooklyn, New York, he graduated with honors from Hunter College, earning a bachelor's degree in Comparative Politics.[4] Bensonhurst Embankment is a common walkway in Bensonhurst Bensonhurst is a neighborhood located in the south-central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... “NY” redirects here. ... See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Comparative politics is a subfield of political science, characterized by an empirical approach based on the comparative method. ...


Jeni first received recognition through a series of Showtime stand-up specials and frequent appearances on The Tonight Show. Top executives at HBO noticed Jeni's talent, and he was soon picked up for his first appearance on The HBO Comedy Hour in 1992, titled "Richard Jeni: Platypus Man." Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


The show was well-received and Jeni would return for two more shows, going on to receive a CableACE Award for one of his HBO specials. Jeni would also star on the short-lived UPN sitcom Platypus Man and appeared in the Jim Carrey film The Mask. Jeni composed the theme song ("I'm A Platypus Man") for his TV series.[5] He appeared in The Aristocrats, National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off, Burn, Hollywood, Burn, and his last screen credit was in Chasing Robertlink title. He starred in commercial campaigns for Certs and Arby's, and won a Clio Award for his work as a writer/performer in an advertising campaign for the American Dairy Association. The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... Platypus Man was a short-lived sitcom on the UPN network starring comedian Richard Jeni, in various scenes supposedly scripted from episodes of his own life. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... The Mask is an Oscar-nominated comedy film, based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. ... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... Certs is a breath mint (or, according to some, a candy mint) manufactured by the Cadbury-Adams Division of the Cadbury-Schweppes Corporation. ... Arbys is a fast food restaurant franchise in the United States and Canada that is primarily known for selling roast beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, potato cakes, curly fries, Jamocha milkshakes and chicken strips. ... The Clio Awards are given to reward excellence in advertising and design. ...


Jeni appeared on The Tonight Show more than any other stand-up comedian, dating back to when the program was hosted by Johnny Carson.[6] Jeni's death was referenced on the show by Jay Leno on March 12, 2007, with accompanying footage of Jeni's last appearance on The Tonight Show. For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In 2004, Jeni was ranked #57 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time;[7] he served on the panel responsible for this ranking. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


Death

On March 10, 2007, Jeni was found by his girlfriend with an apparent self-inflicted handgun (38 Special) wound to the facial area[8] in West Hollywood, California.[9] [10] Police found him alive, but gravely injured when they arrived.[2] He was quickly transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he died.[11] Suicide was suspected but was not officially confirmed by police.[11] His family later stated with certainty that the death was in fact a suicide, and that Jeni had recently been diagnosed with "severe clinical depression coupled with fits of psychotic paranoia."[12] March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Left to right: .38 Special, .17 HMR and . ... Nickname: WeHo Location of Los Angeles County in California and West Hollywood within Los Angeles County Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated 1984  - City Council John Heilman (mayor) Sal Guarriello John J. Duran Abbe Land Jeffrey Prang Area    - City  1. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world-renowned hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Clinical depression (also called major depressive disorder, or unipolar depression when compared to bipolar disorder) is a state of intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individuals social functioning and/or activities of daily living. ... Psychosis is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a loss of contact with reality. Stedmans Medical Dictionary defines psychosis as a severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ...


In America, Jeni's death was marked by many homages, including specials on XM Satellite Radio, Carlos Mencia's reverence on his show, and Bill Maher's HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher (Season 5, Episode 5) being dedicated to Jeni's memory. For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... “XM” redirects here. ... Carlos Mencia on stage for his show, Ned Arnel Mencía (born October 22, 1967), better known by his stage name Carlos Mencia, is an American comedian, writer, and actor. ... William Bill Maher, Jr. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. ...


HBO Specials

  • Richard Jeni: Platypus Man (1992)
  • Richard Jeni: A Good Catholic Boy (1997)
  • Richard Jeni: A Big Steaming Pile of Me (2005)

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Showtime Specials

  • Richard Jeni: Boy from New York City (1990)
  • Richard Jeni: Crazy from The Heat (1992)

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Filmography

Bird is a 1988 U.S. film directed by Clint Eastwood. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... The Mask is an Oscar-nominated comedy film, based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... An Alan Smithee Film Burn Hollywood Burn (though the onscreen title is simply Burn Hollywood Burn) was made in 1997 and released in 1998. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ...

References

  1. ^ a b DOB according to Jeni's Website and Social Security Death Index.
  2. ^ a b Cohen, Sandy. Autopsy results, cause of death pending for comic Richard Jeni. Associated Press. March 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Richard Jeni (2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  4. ^ Richard Jeni bio. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  5. ^ Richard Jeni at IMDB.
  6. ^ Richard Jeni. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  7. ^ 2004, "Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time" at IMDB.
  8. ^ BBC News. "US comic dies in apparent suicide", BBC News: Entertainment, Monday, 12 March 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-12. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Jack. "Richard Jeni Dead: Comedian Found Shot, Self Inflicted?", The Post Chronicle, March 11, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-11. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Jack. "A Comedian's Sad Demise - Coroner: Before suicide, Richard Jeni was involuntarily hospitalized", The Smoking Gun, June 27, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-06-27. 
  11. ^ a b Cholo, Ana Beatriz. "Comic Richard Jeni dead, police investigating possible suicide", San Francisco Chronicle. 
  12. ^ "Family Says Jeni Committed Suicide." Associated Press via Washington Post. March 13, 2007. Retrieved on March 13, 2007.

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Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Persondata
NAME Jeni, Richard
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Colangelo, Richard John
SHORT DESCRIPTION American comedian
DATE OF BIRTH April 14, 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH Brooklyn, New York, United States
DATE OF DEATH March 10, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH Los Angeles, California, United States

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Richard Jeni - Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau (595 words)
Richard's banter with Johnny got the kind of desk pounding tears of laughter response from the legendary host that made Richard a fixture on the show.
The result was Richard Jeni: Platypus Man, an unqualified smash the won the Cable ACE Award for "Best Stand-up Comedy Special" and formed the basis for his network sitcom of the same name.
With his fourth special, Richard Jeni was now firmly established at the top of his profession and had amassed a body of work that could be matched by only a tiny handful of his contemporaries - no small trick for a shy kid from Brooklyn.
Modamag.com |  Richard Jeni interview (4193 words)
Jeni’s early attempts at comedy stemmed from the desire to bond with his father.
Richard: Well I started with comedy in 1982 and I did an open mic night at a club in Brooklyn and my original interest in it was because of my father.
Richard: It’s the satisfaction of a job well done is what it is. The actual time that I’m doing it you know…I think it might be akin to being a racecar driver.
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