Jimmy Dore

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Jimmy Dore
Born James Patrick Dore
(1965-07-26) July 26, 1965 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Residence Pasadena, California, United States
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Stefane Zamorano
Website Official website

James Patrick "Jimmy" Dore (born July 26, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian. Dore started performing in 1989.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Dore was born into and raised in a Catholic family of 12 on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. He is the star of several Comedy Central specials, host of The Jimmy Dore Show, and a writer–performer for the Off-Broadway hit The Marijuana -Logues. His latest effort "CITIZEN JIMMY", a one-hour Comedy Central Special, was chosen Best Of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one of the Top 5 Comedy DVDs of 2008 by Punchline Magazine.

Dore currently lives in Pasadena, California, and hosts his own monthly show Left, Right & Ridiculous at the UCB theater in Hollywood. Much of his recent material is focused on the absurdity of the corporate news media, social criticism, and modern politics. In June 2009 he began producing The Jimmy Dore Show, a one-hour comedic look at the news, which originates at KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, airs nationally on the Pacifica Network and on the web via The Young Turk's Network. He also hosts the podcast Comedy And Everything Else with his wife Stefane Zamorano and formerly with Todd Glass, who departed from the show in late 2009.

In 2014 Dore authored his first book "Your Country Is Just Not That Into You" published by Running Press. It reached #2 in Political Humor books on Amazon.com.

Dore has made many appearances on late-night television on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show on CBS, and NBC's Late Friday. He has also performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Aspen, CO, The Melbourne Comedy in Australia, The Amsterdam Comedy Festival, and for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.[2] He also appears regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Dore is a frequent guest host on the political talk show The Young Turks, which aired on Current TV. He now appears on The Young Turks on YouTube, and has his own show on TYT Comedy.

Television Appearances[edit]


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


  1. ^ Carnes, Jim (21 June 2006). "Comedian Jimmy Dore: TiVo to Mac to stage". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Perlman, Daniel (July 30, 2008), "Jimmy Dore: Waging War on Stupidity", Punchline Magazine 
  3. ^ "Comedy Central: Comedians: Jimmy Dore". Comedy Central. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 

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