Bobby Slayton

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Bobby Slayton
Born
Robert Michael Slayton

(1955-05-25) May 25, 1955 (age 63)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Other names
  • The Pitbull of Comedy
  • Yid Vicious
OccupationComedian, actor, voice actor
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)
Teddie Lee Tillett
(m. 1988; died 2016)
ChildrenNatasha Slayton (b. 1988)
Comedy career
MediumStand-up, film, television
GenresBlue comedy
Websitewww.bobbyslayton.com

Robert Michael Slayton (born May 25, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian sometimes referred to as "The Pitbull of Comedy" or "Yid Vicious". Slayton is probably best known for a supporting role in the 2001 film Bandits, and as a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Show.

Career[edit]

Slayton is known for his intense style of stand-up comedy.[1] He adopts a mixed style of complaining, insulting, personal story-telling, not entirely unlike Sam Kinison.[2]

He has been featured on many popular radio shows across the country including Howard Stern, Kevin and Bean, Tom Leykis, and Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw. He played Joey Bishop in the 1998 movie The Rat Pack and a character named simply "Slayton" in The Mind of the Married Man.[3] He also appeared as himself on the IFC television show "Maron" in 2013.

Slayton has a distinctive gravelly voice. He performed voiceovers on animated shows like Dr. Katz and Family Guy.

He has appeared on many television shows including The Tonight Show, Politically Incorrect, as well as Comic Relief and his own stand-up special on HBO.

Personal life[edit]

Slayton was raised in a Jewish home and often jokes about his own Jewish ethnicity. He lives in Los Angeles and has one daughter, singer Natasha Slayton, from the girl group G.R.L.[4]

In 1988, Slayton married Teddie Lee Tillett. Tillett died in March 2016 and in June 2017, Slayton and his daughter sued the Sherman Oaks Hospital for wrongful death, claiming the doctors did not properly diagnose her pneumonia. In November 2017 the two sides settled.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Raging Bully - CD, 1998
  • I've Come For Your Children - CD, 2003
  • Built For Destruction - CD, 2006
  • Born To Be Bobby - DVD, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elfman, Doug (October 18, 2016). "Comedian thinks Trump is giving 'politically incorrect' a bad name". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  2. ^ Strauss, Duncan (May 11, 1989). "Slayton Hones Show on Rough Edge of Stereotypes". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Rosen, Craig (February 19, 2015). "Bobby Slayton: Still barking after all these years". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Turk, Heather (January 22, 2015). "'The Pitbull of Comedy' unleashed: An interview with Bobby Slayton". AXS.
  5. ^ http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/01/comedian-bobby-slayton-wife-wrongful-death-settlement/

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