July 26, 1965 |
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, radio, podcast|
|Genres||Observational comedy, political satire|
|Subject(s)||American culture, current events, pop culture, politics, religion|
|Influences||George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Bill Murray, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Johnny Carson, David Letterman|
Life and career
Dore was born into and raised in a Catholic family of 12 on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. He is the star of several Comedy Central specials, host of The Jimmy Dore Show, and a writer–performer for the Off-Broadway hit The Marijuana -Logues. His latest effort "CITIZEN JIMMY", a one-hour Comedy Central Special, was chosen Best Of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one of the Top 5 Comedy DVDs of 2008 by Punchline Magazine.
Dore currently lives in Pasadena, California, and hosts his own monthly show Left, Right & Ridiculous at the UCB theater in Hollywood. Much of his recent material is focused on the absurdity of the corporate news media, social criticism, and modern politics. In June 2009 he began producing The Jimmy Dore Show, a one-hour comedic look at the news, which originates at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, airs nationally on the Pacifica Network and on the web via The Young Turk's Network. He also hosts the podcast Comedy And Everything Else with his wife Stefane Zamorano and formerly with Todd Glass, who departed from the show in late 2009.
In 2014 Dore authored his first book "Your Country Is Just Not That Into You" published by Running Press. It reached #2 in Political Humor books on Amazon.com.
Dore has made many appearances on late-night television on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show on CBS, and NBC's Late Friday. He has also performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Aspen, CO, The Melbourne Comedy in Australia, The Amsterdam Comedy Festival, and for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He also appears regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, California.
- Citizen Jimmy – Comedy Central
- Late Friday – NBC
- Last Comic Standing – NBC
- Friday Night Videos – NBC
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
- The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn – CBS
- Comedy Central Presents – Comedy Central
- Make Me Laugh – Comedy Central
- Premium Blend – Comedy Central
- The Young Turks – Current TV
- Movies at our House – AMC
- Shorties Watchin' Shorties – Comedy Central
- It's Not Brain Surgery (2000)
- Really? (2004?)
- Citizen Jimmy (2008)
- Official website
- Jimmy Dore on Myspace
- Biography at Comedy Central
- Comedy and Everything Else
- Jimmy Dore at the Internet Movie Database