Jimmy Pardo is as funny talking to a stranger in an elevator as he is
talking to a crowd from the comic stage. That's because everything he
observes or thinks, he immediately scans to find the funny. And he
always finds the funny. After Jimmy was told for like the thousandth
time that he was even funnier offstage than he was onstage, he dropped
most of the jokes from his act. Now he spends nearly his entire set
interacting with, and making fun of, his audiences. And they love it.
Jimmy stands at the very center of the comedy world. That's not only
because he's the ultimate "comic's comic," (as he's often called), but
also because he represents where comedy is going, and everybody wants to
Jimmy's raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, "Never Not Funny," has
revolutionized the way comedians use the Internet to connect with their
audiences. It's the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, after Ricky
Gervais'. His guest list reads like a Who's Who of comedy: Conan
O'Brien, Adam Carolla, Kevin Pollack, and Sarah Silverman have all been
guests. Actors Jon Hamm, Ty Burrell and Rich Sommer have appeared on
several of the funniest episodes.
"Never Not Funny" was voted by both iTunes and USA Today as one of the
top podcasts of 2006 and 2007. It was an "Editor's Pick" in the
September 2009 issue of Esquire magazine. In 2010, GQ magazine called
the show "The Number 1 Relatively Obscure Thing You Need to be Paying
Attention To." The show, which started in Jimmy's dining room in 2006,
now regularly hits the road with live tapings at festivals like SF
Sketchfest, MaxFunCon, the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot.
Twice, Jimmy and Co. have presented the "Pardcast-A-Thon," taping for up
to 12 hours to raise money for The Smile Train.
Besides the podcast, Jimmy continues to headline at some of America's
top comedy clubs and currently works as Conan O'Brien's opening act on
"Conan", getting the studio audience into a laughing mood before the
show tapes (he did the same for Conan on "The Tonight Show").
A true multimedia talent, Jimmy has frequently appeared on television
and in movies. He has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". He had his own half-hour
special, "Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Pardo." He hosted "National
Lampoon's Funny Money" on the Game Show Network, and was the co-host of
AMC's "Movies at Our House" for four seasons. He has hosted episodes of
VH1's "The Surreal Life," and "Love Lounge" and NBC's "Late Friday."
He's appeared on popular shows such as "Monk," "That '70s Show" and
"Becker." And he has acted in independent films such as "Relative
Strangers" and "The Godfather of Green Bay."
Jimmy was the co-writer and star of a critically acclaimed one-man show
subtly titled "Attention Must Be Paid: The Jimmy Pardo Story," and a
live pilot presentation, "Jimmy Pardo's Dance Party." He hosts monthly
shows at the famed Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. He
has recorded two comedy albums, "Uno" and "Pompous Clown."