Fitzsimmons performing stand-up comedy
|Birth name||Gregory Sebastian Fitzsimmons|
April 5, 1966 |
New York, New York, U.S.
|Influences||George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Bill Cosby|
Gregory Sebastian "Greg" Fitzsimmons (born April 5, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, television writer/producer and radio host.
Life and career
A second-generation entertainer, Greg was born in New York City, New York, to New York City radio personality Bob Fitzsimmons, and Patricia (née McCarthy) Fitzsimmons. He grew up in Tarrytown, New York.
He began his stand up comedy career while attending Boston University. Fitzsimmons has since appeared on such programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Chelsea Lately and his one-hour Comedy Central special "Life on Stage". In 2001 he won "The Jury Award for Best Comedian" at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
Broadcasting and television
He has a highly rated comedy podcast called "Fitzdog Radio". Greg is a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, and hosts his own show on Howard 101, The Greg Fitzsimmons Show. He is also a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Podcast and the Joe Rogan Experience.
As an actor he has appeared on Louie, C.S.I., Comedy Bang Bang, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the film Division III: Football's Finest.
In 1996, Greg hosted the MTV game show Idiot Savants, which won a Cable Ace Award. He was a regular commentator on Vh1's Best Week Ever, I Love The series and "Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn". In 2014 he starred in TRU TV's How to Be a Grownup and became a recurring panelist on @Midnight on Comedy Central.
From 2003 to 2005, he was a writer/ producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for which he won four Daytime Emmys. He went on to write for Louis C.K.'s sitcom Lucky Louie. He also wrote for "The Emmy Awards", "Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher", "Cedric the Entertainer Presents", "The Man Show", "The Wanda Sykes Show", "The Gong Show w/ Dave Attell" and "The Chelsea Handler Show".
- Greg Fitzsimmons. (2010). Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1-43918-26-9-8.
- Pollak, Kevin. Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Interview with Kevin Pollak. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
- "Superstars visit sirius". Howardstern.com. 2006-08-15. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) at the Internet Movie Database
- Full cast and crew for "Lucky Louie" Clown Time Is Over (2007), imdb.com
- News articles and interviews