Robert Kelly (comedian)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Robert Kelly (born October 8, 1970) is an Irish-American[1] stand-up comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. He frequently performs at the Comedy Cellar. Robert Kelly often appears on The Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and has also appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Premium Blend. He has a weekly podcast called You Know What Dude! featuring regulars comics Dan Soder, Louis J Gomez, Chris Scopo, Joe List, and formerly Kelly Fastuca. In 2003, Kelly was voted the Breakthrough Performer of the Year on[2]


In 2005, Kelly toured with comedians Dane Cook, Gary Gulman, and Jay Davis on the cross-country tour entitled Tourgasm. After tearing (ACL) and straining (MCL) ligaments in his knee, he managed to finish the tour which began airing on HBO as a comedy documentary series in June 2006.[3] Kelly later toured with comedians Al DelBene and Dane Cook as part of Dane Cook's Global Thermo Comedy Tour: Isolated Incident.

In 2005 and 2006, Kelly accompanied fellow comedian Colin Quinn to Iraq, where they each performed stand-up for American troops stationed in Baghdad.

Kelly was a part of New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival in 2007 as part of the "Pass the Mic Comedy Tour" on Sunday May 6.[4] Kelly also appeared in the 2008 comedy Ghost Town as the ghost of a construction worker. That same year, Kelly also had a small voice part in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV as an Italian gangster that accompanied the main character on a mission. He was featured as Louis CK's brother during the first season of the FX sitcom Louie. In April 2010, Kelly started his own podcast, entitled You Know What Dude!. After a couple of stylistic changes, the program currently features a rotating lineup of comedians, with Dan Soder, Joe List, and Luis J. Gomez being the regulars co-starring with Kelly. Gomez hosted one episode in Kelly's stead in November 2014.

Television credits[edit]

Film credits[edit]


  • For The Love Of Comedy (2013)
  • Just the Tip (2008)
  • Robert Kelly Live (2003)


External links[edit]