Ray Romano was raised within the Forest Hillsides portion of the borough of Queens in NEW YORK and considered humor in his mid-twenties after showing up in an open-mic night time in a fresh York humor golf club in 1984. Exactly the same yr, he quit outside function and earned a standup humor competition sponsored by way of a local radio train station. He continued to surface in humor clubs around the united states, eventually getting tv exposure over the Tonight Present with Johnny Carson and its own successor with Jay Leno, after that on NIGHT TIME with David Letterman. Letterman provided him a advancement cope with his creation company, Worldwide Slacks, which resulted in the 1996 start of the problem humor MANY PEOPLE REALLY LIKE Raymond on CBS. The display got good rankings and attracted advantageous vital comment. Romano gained Emmy Award nominations for Excellent Lead Actor within a Humor Series in 1999, 2000, and 2001. He gained awards from the tv screen Critics Association (Excellent Individual Accomplishment in Humor, 1999), the American Humor Awards (Funniest Man Lead within a Television Series, 2000), and Television Guide (Professional of the entire year in a Humor Series, 2001). He’s also the writer from the best-selling reserve Everything along with a Kite. His June 1999 appearance at Carnegie Hall within the Toyota Humor Festival at NY was documented and released by Columbia Information as his debut record, Live at Carnegie Hall, in Oct 2001.