Jimmy Dore

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Jimmy Dore
Jimmy Dore by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Dore in June 2016
Birth name James Patrick Dore
Born (1965-07-26) July 26, 1965 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Medium
Nationality American
Genres
Subject(s)
Spouse Stefane Zamorano
Website www.jimmydorecomedy.com

James Patrick Anthony "Jimmy" Dore (born July 26, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian and political commentator.

Life and career[edit]

Dore was born on July 26, 1965, into a Catholic family of twelve on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. He started performing in 1989.[1][2]

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.[2] 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 appeared 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.

In 2014, Dore authored his first book, Your Country Is Just Not That Into You, published by Running Press. His latest comedy special, Sentenced to Live, was released on October 6, 2015. It was produced by Comedy Dynamics. Much of his recent material is focused on the corporate news media, social criticism, and modern politics.

Dore currently lives in Pasadena, California. He hosts his own monthly show, Left, Right & Ridiculous, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.

Television appearances[edit]

Discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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