Robert Kelly (comedian)

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Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Kelly in July 2015.
Born (1970-10-08) October 8, 1970 (age 45)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Medium Stand-up, film, television
Years active 1997-present

Robert Kelly (born October 8, 1970) is an American comedian and actor. He frequently performs at the Comedy Cellar. He often appears on The Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and has also appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and Premium Blend. In 2003, he was voted the Breakthrough Performer of the Year on[1]

Early life[edit]

Kelly was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He is of Irish descent.[2]


In 2005, Kelly toured with comedians Dane Cook, Gary Gulman, and Jay Davis on the cross-country tour entitled Tourgasm. After tearing (ACL) and straining (MCL) ligaments in his knee, he managed to finish the tour which began airing on HBO as a comedy documentary series in June 2006.[3] Kelly later toured with comedians Al DelBene and Dane Cook as part of Dane Cook's Global Thermo Comedy Tour: Isolated Incident.

In 2005 and 2006, Kelly accompanied fellow comedian Colin Quinn to Iraq, where they each performed stand-up for American troops stationed in Baghdad.

Kelly was a part of New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival in 2007 as part of the "Pass the Mic Comedy Tour" on May 6.[4] Kelly also appeared in the 2008 comedy Ghost Town as the ghost of a construction worker. That same year, Kelly also had a small voice part in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV as Luca Silvestri, a member of the Pegorino crime family and associate of Ray Boccino, who accompanied the main character in a mission. He was featured as Louis CK's brother during the first, fourth, and fifth seasons of the FX sitcom Louie.

In April 2010, Kelly started his own podcast, called You Know What Dude!. It is recorded weekly at the Comedy Cellar. The show regularly features Kelly curating a discussion with three to five comedians, with an emphasis on honesty and "ball-busting". His regular guests include Joe List, Luis J. Gomez, and Dan Soder. The show was produced until September of 2014 by Kelly Fastuca, and has since been produced by Chris Scopo. An audio version is available on their iTunes page as well as an HD video version on their YouTube page.

Television credits[edit]

Film credits[edit]


  • Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground (2015)
  • For The Love Of Comedy (2013)
  • Just the Tip (2008)
  • Robert Kelly Live (2003)


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