Bob Levy (comedian)
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|Born||August 12, 1962|
"The Reverend" Bob Levy (born August 12, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality and former wrestler who is best known as being a regular personality on The Howard Stern Show as well as being the co-host of the Miserable Men show on Howard 101. He has often been the host of comedy roasts, is a frequent guest on the Opie and Anthony Show and was a stand-up comedy performer on the Killers of Comedy tour.
Bob was raised on Great Kills, Staten Island. Before his career as a comedian, Levy worked as a landscaper, a painter and a wrestler at the semi-professional level under the name "Heartbreaker" Bobby Slayer. During Levy's early days in comedy, former Stern show writer Jackie Martling awarded Levy the title "Reverend." When asked why he was given the name in an article, Levy replied "...because I was a filthy fuckin' pig, and he wanted to call me the opposite of what I was doing onstage...”.
Levy was heard daily on the Kidd Chris morning show on WYSP in Philadelphia as an on-air guest, until they were fired in May 2008. Levy also opened a weekend comedy club in Levittown, Pennsylvania and three other comedy clubs in Easton, Florida and one opening in New Jersey.
On September 14, 2008 Levy was defeated by a knock-out in a boxing match by Danny Bonaduce in the second round.
In June 2008, Levy married his wife Christine, and they currently reside in New Jersey
In April 2010 Levy quit the Miserable Men after disputes with channel management over plug placement during The Howard Stern Show. After quitting he started the Levy World Order internet show. Levy is a regular on the Opie and Anthony show on SiriusXm radio and also the Artie Lange Show.
In 2010, Levy had a plaza named after him on the Bay in San Francisco.
- "Eye Weekly Toronto" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Bob Levy's Official Site
- Kidd Chris official site
- Bob Levy iPhone App Official Site
- Rev. Bob Levy at the Internet Movie Database
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