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 47)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Medium Stand-up, film, television
Years active 1997–present

Robert Kelly (born October 8, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, radio personality, and podcast host.

Kelly frequently performs at the Comedy Cellar. He often appeared 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]

Life and career[edit]

Robert Kelly at the Comedy Cellar in 2005

Kelly was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He is of Irish and Italian ancestry.

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.[2] Kelly later toured with comedians Al Del Bene 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.[3]

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 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. On August 8, 2014, Kelly released an hour long special titled, Live at the Village Underground.[5]

Kelly co-starred in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll for two seasons, beginning in 2015.[6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Jim Breuer Show Himself
2001 Premium Blend Himself
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Armando Padilla Episode: "Vulnerable"
2002–2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jose Lopez / Detective Ray Valdez 2 episodes
2002 The Job Luis Somarriba Episode: "Vacation"
2003 Hack Jim Cooper Episode: "Death of Innocence"
2004 Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn Jim Cooper Episode: "Death of Innocence"
2006 Tourgasm Himself 7 episodes
2008 Comedy Central Presents Himself
2009 Law & Order Bobby Episode: "Promote This!"
2010–2015 Louie Bobby / Robbie 8 episodes
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Heckler #1 Episode: "Mister Softee"
2012 NYC 22 George Moore 12 episodes
2013 Inside Amy Schumer Grunth Episode: "Unpleasant Truths"
2014 Sirens Soda Bottle Guy Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground Himself Stand-up special; also writer and director
2015 Nurse Jackie Cop Episode: "Clean"
2015 Maron Repairman #3 Episode: "The Node"
2015–2016 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Bam Bam 20 episodes
2015 Benders EMT Thurber Episode: "California Here We Come"


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Last Night at Eddie's Dillon
1998 Enough Already Basketball Player
1998 Dating Games Kyle
2003 8 Guys Robert Short film
2007 Good Luck Chuck Airport Security Guard
2008 Ghost Town Construction Worker Ghost
2008 What Doesn't Kill You Gas Man
2009 Children of Invention Torres
2011 Cheat Bobby Short film
2013 Staten Island Truffle Hunter Uncle Paulie Short film
2015 Trainwreck One-Night Stand Guy

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Luca Silvestri, The Crowd of Liberty City
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population


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


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Military Personnel in the Persian Gulf Treated to Visit by Funnyman Colin Quinn". World News Network. February 28, 2005. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Bamboozle Festival". Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Kelly, Robert (2014-08-08), Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, retrieved 2016-07-21 
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2015-04-08). "FX Sets 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Premiere, Louis C.K. Special, Other Summer Bows". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  7. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-09-10). "FX Cancels Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 

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