Jimmy Dore

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Jimmy Dore
Jimmy Dore by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Dore at the 2016 edition of Politicon
Born James Patrick Anthony Dore
(1965-07-26) July 26, 1965 (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Residence Pasadena, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbia College Chicago
Years active 1989–present
Political party Democratic (until 2016)
Independent (2016–present)
Spouse(s) Stef Zamorano
Comedy career
Website Official website

James Patrick Anthony Dore (born July 26, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian and political commentator best known for hosting The Jimmy Dore Show and co-hosting The Aggressive Progressives on The Young Turks network.

Early life[edit]

Dore was born on July 26, 1965, into a Catholic family of twelve children on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois of Polish and Irish descent. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago [1] with a degree in marketing communications. [2] He started performing in 1989.[3][4] Dore currently lives in Pasadena.


Dore has made many appearances on late-night television on shows such as ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and NBC's Late Friday. He starred in a Comedy Central Presents half-hour special on April 9, 2004. He also starred in Comedy Central's "Citizen Jimmy" a one-hour stand-up special which was chosen "Best Of 2008" by iTunes. He was a writer–performer for the off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues. He has also performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Amsterdam Comedy Festival, and for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.[4] He had a role in the 2008 documentary film Super High Me.

He hosted the podcast Comedy And Everything Else with his wife Stefane Zamorano and previously with Todd Glass, who departed from the show in late 2009. In June 2009 he began producing The Jimmy Dore Show, a weekly one-hour comedic look at the news, which originates at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, airs nationally on the Pacifica Radio Network and online on TYT Network.

Dore wrote his first book, Your Country Is Just Not That Into You in 2014, and his latest comedy special, Sentenced to Live, was released on October 6, 2015. Much of his recent material is focused on the corporate news media, social criticism, and politics. He also hosts his monthly show, Left, Right & Ridiculous, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.

Political commentary[edit]

Dore appeared as a frequent guest host on Current TV's political commentary show The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur. He now appears on the web series The Young Turks, as well as hosting The Jimmy Dore Show, a political commentary series under the TYT banner with around 350,000 subscribers.

Dore was supportive of the Bernie Sanders campaign in the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries, being called "Sanders-obsessed" by The Washington Post.[5] He was critical of Senator Elizabeth Warren for not defending Sanders in the primaries.[6]

Since the 2016 presidential election, "Jimmy Dore has lit into Democrats for blaming hackers for their loss, raised doubts about the credibility of intelligence agencies, and seen the heavy hand of war hawks hyping the Russia connection to destabilize Europe and the Middle East," according to the Washington Post.[7] Since Trump's inauguration, Dore "has zeroed in on corporate media and the hypocrisies of Democrats, rather than taking on Trump," according to Truthdig, a progressive left-leaning site.[8]


  • It's Not Brain Surgery (2000)
  • Really? (2004?)
  • Citizen Jimmy (2008)
  • It's 2016 (2016)


  1. ^ Great Britain Explained in a Way That Makes Sense https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od7R3lBQJcw
  2. ^ Almost No One Is Watching Morning Cable News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-6sXi29hIw
  3. ^ Carnes, Jim (June 21, 2006). "Comedian Jimmy Dore: TiVo to Mac to stage". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Perlman, Daniel (July 30, 2008). "Jimmy Dore: Waging War on Stupidity". Punchline Magazine. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  5. ^ Weigel, David (May 27, 2016). "Why The Young Turks, and their viewers, love Bernie Sanders". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  6. ^ Wagner, John; Gearan, Anne; Weigel, David (July 1, 2016). "Does Hillary Clinton really need Elizabeth Warren on the ticket?". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  7. ^ Weigel, David (January 13, 2017). "Some on the left want Democrats to move on from Russian hacking". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Dore on Corporate Sellouts and Political Comedy". truthdig. Retrieved 2018-05-10.

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