Robert Kelly (comedian)
Kelly in July 2015.
October 8, 1970|
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
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 CringeHumor.net.
Life and career
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. Kelly later toured with comedians Al Del Bene and Dane Cook as part of Dane Cook's Global Thermo Comedy Tour: Isolated Incident.
Kelly was a part of New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival in 2007 as part of the "Pass the Mic Comedy Tour" on May 6. 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.
|1998||The Jim Breuer Show||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"|
|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"|
|1997||Last Night at Eddie's||Dillon|
|1998||Enough Already||Basketball Player|
|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|
|2013||Staten Island Truffle Hunter||Uncle Paulie||Short film|
|2015||Trainwreck||One-Night Stand Guy|
|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)
- "cringehumor.net". Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- "Tourgasm.com". Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- "Military Personnel in the Persian Gulf Treated to Visit by Funnyman Colin Quinn". World News Network. February 28, 2005. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "The Bamboozle Festival". Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- Kelly, Robert (2014-08-08), Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, retrieved 2016-07-21
- Pedersen, Erik (2015-04-08). "FX Sets 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Premiere, Louis C.K. Special, Other Summer Bows". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
- Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-09-10). "FX Cancels Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-16.