Gary Gulman

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Gary Gulman
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Gulman at Comics Come Home Event in 2013
Born (1970-07-17) July 17, 1970 (age 48)
Alma materBoston College
Known forStand-up comedian

Gary Lewis Gulman (born July 17, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian.[1] He was a finalist on the NBC reality-talent show Last Comic Standing (seasons 2 and 3). In season 2, he finished in third place behind John Heffron and Alonzo Bodden. In 2005, he released his first CD, Conversations With Inanimate Objects.

Personal life[edit]

Gulman was born on July 17, 1970 in Peabody, Massachusetts, and is a 1993 graduate of Boston College, where he played football as a tight end during his freshman year. Gulman credits the time he spent playing football in college as one of the main reasons he began to seek help for his lifelong struggle with depression and for his later pursuit of a career in comedy. After graduating, he worked for two years as an accountant, while going to comedy club open mics at night. [2] He then began working as a substitute teacher[3] where he was well known for trying out his stand-up routines on high-school students before bringing them to the stage at night.

Comedy career[edit]

Gulman's comedy centers on absurd observations about daily occurrences. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, Just for Laughs, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show.[4]

Gulman appeared with Dane Cook, Jay Davis, and Robert Kelly on Dane Cook's Tourgasm.

On November 25, 2006, Gary Gulman starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central special entitled "Gary Gulman: Boyish Man". His second Comedy Central special aired on December 8, 2012 called "In This Economy?."

In 2008, Gary was the host of NESN's Comedy All-Stars.

He appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 25, 2014 and he appeared on Conan on June 2, 2015 and January 31, 2019.

Gary also had a guest appearance on Inside Amy Schumer in May 2014 and also performed on the Pete Holmes show on June 12, 2014.

He was a guest on Jimmy Pardo's podcast Never Not Funny (episode 1512) on October 23, 2014, (episode 1918) on December 8, 2016, and (episode 2325) on January 31, 2019. Pardo cited Gulman as one of the best stand-ups working today, along with Brian Regan, John Mulaney, and Maria Bamford.

He appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on HBO's Crashing in 2018.

Gulman is one of only a handful of comedians to appear on every major late-night television comedy program.[5]



  1. ^ Bent, Mike (2009-08-18). The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing: From Stand-up to Sketch - All You Need to Succeed in the World of Comedy. Everything Books. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-1-60550-168-0. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
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  4. ^ Comedy Central Episode Guide
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  6. ^ Berkowitz, Daniel. "Gary Gulman No Can Defend album review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 9 April 2013.

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