A stand-up comedian since his high school days, Jim Breuer worked in comedy clubs around the country for several years before becoming 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 before joining NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 1995. Best known for his original character "Goat Boy," and his impression of actor Joe Pesci, Jim spent four years on SNL before starring in the movie "Half Baked" alongside Dave Chappelle and Harland Williams. Later that summer, Jim was asked by MTV to co-host their popular show "MTV's Beach House."
Breur's numerous television appearances include 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), "Beer League (2006)," and most recently, "The Zookeeper" (2010) with Kevin James.
On July 25, 2009, Jim's one-hour Comedy Central special "Let's Clear the Air" premiered, with hilarious topics that included the definition of "success", Jim's SNL days, and life with his elderly parents, his wife and his three daughters. "Let's Clear the Air" ranked in as one of the highest rated comedy specials on Comedy Central, raking in 1 million viewers.
Jim continued touring into 2010 while still writing his book, "I'm Not High (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior)," The book contains stories ranging from his childhood and growing up, to his parents' lives, starting his career, hilarious behind the scene SNL stories, growing a family while on the road, and his future ventures.
Added by thedcimprov on September 23, 2011