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Greg Giraldo

Biography

Known for his extreme delivery and extreme materials, standup comedian Greg Giraldo became well-known because of his regular performances in The Howard Stern Display, The Late Display with David Letterman, as well as the Comedy Central tv network’s group of celebrity roasts. Before he roasted people like Chevy Run after, Pam Anderson, and William Shatner, Giraldo was a normal panelist on Humor Central’s Tough Group with Colin Quinn. Besides developing and starring in his very own sitcom — Common Rules, which lasted one period in 1996 — and his many talk show performances, Giraldo continues to be highlighted in two Humor Central Presents special deals — one in 2000, another in 2004. Also in 2004, he made an appearance on Lazyboy’s “Underwear Runs Inside the Jeans,” a global strike that topped digital electronica graphs. In 2006 he released his debut record, Good Time to Combination a River, on Humor Central’s record label. Midlife Vices implemented in ’09 2009.

Quick Facts


Full Name Greg Giraldo
Died September 29, 2010, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Height 5' 10"
Profession Actor, Lawyer, Film producer, Screenwriter, Stand-up comedian
Education Harvard University, Regis High School, Harvard Law School, Columbia University
Nationality American
Spouse Maryann Giraldo
Parents Alfonso Giraldo, Dolores Giraldo
Siblings John Giraldo, Elizabeth Giraldo
Nominations ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy Series
Movies American Dummy, Eventual Wife, Comedian, Game Day
TV Shows Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Z Rock, Common Law, Friday Night Stand-Up with Greg Giraldo, The Colin Quinn Show


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#Fact
1 Performed his last stand-up show on September 24, 2010, in New Jersey.
2 Had his own show on Comedy Central for a brief period of time, titled "Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo" (2005)_.
3 Was a lawyer for less than a year before he changed his profession to comedy.
4 Despite his multiple appearances on the Comedy Central Roasts, being a series regular on Lewis Black's Root of All Evil (2008), and even having his own show on the network, he had only one stand-up special on Comedy Central, which was the 2009 "Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices" (2009) (TV)_ show.
5 On March 18, 2011, Comedy Central aired a tribute to Greg titled Give It Up for Greg Giraldo (2011). Fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, 'Nick Swardson'', Lewis Black, Conan O'Brien, Denis Leary, Dave Attell, and Jeffrey Ross (to name a few) gave very emotional heartfelt condolences to Greg.
6 Rushed to a New Jersey hospital on September 25, 2010, after an accidental drug overdose.
7 Worked for the New York City law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
8 Was of Colombian and Spanish descent.
9 Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just for Laughs 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices 2009 TV Short documentary
Adult Content with Greg Giraldo 2007 TV Movie
Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo 2005 TV Series
The Showbiz Show with David Spade 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Greg Giraldo Show 2005 TV Movie
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 15 episodes
Comedy Central Presents 2000-2004 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Z Rock 2008 TV Series Harry Braunstein
What Blows Up Must Come Down! 2008 Short Jihad Jo
Drive/II 2006 TV Movie
American Dummy 2002 Short Dr. Mabuse
The Colin Quinn Show 2002 TV Series Various
The Greg Giraldo Show 2002 TV Movie Greg
Eventual Wife 2000 Short Jim
Game Day 1999 Zippy
Common Law 1996 TV Series John Alvarez

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices 2009 TV Short documentary executive producer
The Showbiz Show with David Spade 2005 TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode
The Greg Giraldo Show 2005 TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Women Who Kill 2013 TV Movie in memory of
Dream Job 2012 Short in memory of
Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump 2011 TV Movie in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Comic Standing: Behind-the-Scenes with Greg Giraldo 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Just for Laughs 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff 2010 TV Special Himself - Roaster
Last Comic Standing 2010 TV Series Himself - Judge
The Marriage Ref 2010 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series Himself
I Am Comic 2010 Documentary Himself
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Documentary Himself
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices 2009 TV Short documentary Himself - Host
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2009 TV Special Himself - Roaster
Martin Short: Let Freedom Hum 2009 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2009 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000-2008 TV Series Himself
Cheech & Chong: Roasted 2008 TV Special Himself
Root of All Evil 2008 TV Series Himself
The Gong Show with Dave Attell 2008 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Judge
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2008 TV Special Himself - Roaster
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2008 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav 2007 TV Special documentary Himself - Roaster
Adult Content with Greg Giraldo 2007 TV Movie Himself
Last Laugh '06 2006 TV Movie Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2006 TV Movie Himself - Roaster
Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour Featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Last Laugh '05 2005 TV Movie Himself
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Himself
Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo 2005 TV Series Himself - Host
The Showbiz Show with David Spade 2005 TV Series Himself - Host
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Roaster
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The Greg Giraldo Show 2005 TV Movie Himself - Host
Last Laugh '04 2004 TV Movie Himself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself - Panelist
Comedy Central Presents 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Host
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002 TV Series Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase 2002 TV Movie Himself
Comedian 2002 Documentary Himself (as Greg Geraldo)
The View 2002 TV Series Himself
Late Friday 2001 TV Series Himself
Live at Jongleurs 1997 TV Series Himself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 NCLR Bravo Award NCLR Bravo Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy Series Common Law (1996)


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#Quote
1 The hardest part, for real, is probably when you just don't feel like going on stage and being funny.
2 The things that make me laugh are considered smart or whatever, I guess. But stuff that's self-consciously intelligent or self-consciously hip or cool, that doesn't do it for me either. You just try to be funny.
3 The reality is I'm not this person with this driving 'get it done' attitude.
4 The reality is I'm not a 'get knocked down and come back harder' kind of guy.
5 Why do we need another station where everyone has a gun? We already have BET.
6 Some people are just really goofy kind of guitar acts, and they go out and do these colleges and start making a fortune pretty early on. And other people - I know guys who are great comics, who've done the Letterman show many times, who still barely pay their bills.
7 If you spend five minutes with me or watch me try to balance my checkbook, you can only imagine the disaster I would make of anyone's legal issues.
8 There are no black people in Iraq, so how will they know who to shoot at?
9 Little did I know that earning a living at stand-up is the hardest thing you can do. But once I started doing it, I just loved it, and I realized that I was actually kinda good at it, and then that was it.
10 I've always had real trouble knowing what my actual desires and goals are. I've just been dragged along by fate.
11 It's hard to distinguish when I was actually struggling from when I only felt like I was struggling - which was pretty much always.
12 [on Christianity] The Virgin Mary... We have a whole religion based on a woman who really stuck to her story.


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