June 21, 1967
Jim Breuer Overview:
Most people probably recognize comedian Jim Breuer from his days on Saturday Night Live or his perpetually-stoned performance in 1998's Half Baked. But Breuer -- who doesn't actually do drugs, despite looking like he's high all the time -- has been doing stand-up since the 1980s. His act is almost entirely personal, as he tells stories about his experiences in Hollywood and, mostly, the trials and tribulations of raising children. The one-time "heavy metal comedian" has softened; though his comedy is still very physical, it's also surprisingly warm and consistently funny.
Quick Jim Breuer Facts:
- Jim Breuer was born and raised in Valley Stream, New York.
- In 1995, he joined the all-new cast of Saturday Night Live. He stayed on for three seasons before leaving in 1998.
- He began performing stand-up comedy around New York right after graduating high school in the mid-'80s.
- His famous characters on SNL included "Goat Boy" and Joe Pesci.
- In 1998, he starred in the cult comedy hit Half Baked alongside Dave Chappelle.
- His first comedy special, Jim Breuer: Harcore, premiered in 2002.
- The same year, Breuer released a concert film called Heavy Metal Comedy.
Additional Jim Breuer Facts:
- Jim Breuer was ranked 91st in a Comedy Central poll of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time.
- After the SIRIUS/XM merger in 2008, "Breuer Unleashed" was changed to "Fridays with Jim Breuer," with the comedian hosting his show only once a week.
- In addition to Half Baked, Breuer has had small roles in films such as Dick, Once in the Life (a dramatic role) and Artie Lange's Beer League.
- In 2006, he replaced comedian Patrice O'Neal as the host of Web Junk 20 on VH1.
- Breuer was cast in the pilot for ABC's Clerks, based on the Kevin Smith film, but the series never made it to air.