Jimmy Shubert

Comedian

A veteran of stage and screen, Jimmy is one of the rare triple threats in today’s comedy scene. “I like to entertain people in any form under any circumstances,” he says. “Whether it’s in a sold-out three thousand seat theater or in the middle of a war zone in Afghanistan, or doing close up magic in an intimate setting. “my mission is to make ‘em laugh as hard as I can.”

JIMMY SHUBERT

 Jimmy Shubert delivers ‘tough love’ with side-splitting skill. He is every bit as satisfying as Lewis Black at his best.

San Antonio Express News

Whether it’s stealing scenes in movies and television or blowing the roof off every comedy club from Hawaii to Halifax, Jimmy Shubert is headlining stand-up comedian.

His full contact comedy has led him from headlining the Improv and Comedy Store in Hollywood to his own stand-up special on Comedy Central, with five years on “King of Queens” and several appearances on “Entourage” for good measure.

A veteran of stage and screen, Jimmy is one of the rare triple threats in today’s comedy scene. “I like to entertain people in any form under any circumstances,” he says. “Whether it’s in a sold-out three thousand seat theater or in the middle of a war zone in Afghanistan, or doing close up magic in an intimate setting. “my mission is to make ‘em laugh as hard as I can.”

He has produced three albums of his material and his own concert performance DVD, which showcase his “hilarious” take on the world at large.

“I am very pragmatic in everyday life,” he says in his Philly rasp that’s as authentic as a Philly cheese steak,  “I think people are fed up with all the ridiculousness we are subjected to on a daily basis.  The virtual information assault on our senses from every angle, and don’t get me stated about the lunatics in Washington, D.C.  “I will run through your bubble garden with a pin, and make no apologies and I think audience’s appreciate the candor.”

His crowning achievement last year was his hour-long stand-up comedy special which he produced and wrote entitled “Zero Tolerance”  his last soecial “Alive N’ Kickin’” made Top Ten Best Stand Up comedy DVD’s for 2011 by punchlinemagazine.com, the leading comedy web site in the industry.

“Alive N’ Kickin’” was Shubert’s brainchild from start to finish. “I did everything but hang the lights,” Jimmy says. “Oh, wait, I did that, too.” It is a theatrical presentation of his stand-up persona of a working man’s man. Jimmy combines the outlook of a modern-day Archie Bunker to create signature bits on Starbucks, airport security, and relationships.

But Jimmy’s work is not confined to comedy. He has aced several dramatic parts as well. He’s played everything from a prison guard in a hostage crisis to a murder victim on “Monk,” He’s worked with such marquee names as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Faye Dunaway. He says: “One of the great things about working in movies is I get a chance to work with A-list filmmakers.” The list includes Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Liman, Patty Jenkins and Brett Ratner.

He recently completed work on two short films entitled “Wedding Jimmy”& “Uncle Melvin’s Apartment” which are currently making their rounds on the festival circuit as well as a feature entitled “Cut Off” starring Amanda Brooks, Faye Dunaway and Malcolm McDowell.

On the small screen, he just did a guest star on the last season of Maron and guest starred with James Caan in “Back in the Game” he made four appearances on HBO’s hit comedy “Entourage” after five years in a recurring role on CBS’s “King of Queens.” He has also made appearances on such shows as “Heist,” “The Loop,” “ER,” “Monk,” “Reno 911,” “Rude Awakenings,” “Angel,” “Once and Again,” “Lucky,” “New Car Smell,” “Secret Service Guy,” “Just Shoot Me” and “Youth In Revolt,” and the untitled Cedric the Entertainer pilot

In September 2007, Jimmy recorded his first half-hour special for Comedy Central at the Hudson Theater in New York City, which received rave reviews and a standing ovation from the discerning New York audience.  In Addition, He has released two break out comedy albums, “Animal Instincts” and “Pandemonium,” produced by Grammy-winning producer Dan Schlissel, which have both sold incredibly well.  He has performed in Canada, Ireland, The Bahamas, Korea and in 2006, he along with Drew Carey, performed for the troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan as part of the “America Supports You” program for the Defense Department and Armed Forces Entertainment.

Growing up as the son of a Philadelphia Detective wasn’t easy for Jimmy. He says, “ It was like living with Lieutenant Colombo.” Jimmy and his band of six brothers were always getting into trouble.  Jimmy was the middle child; so most of his childhood days were spent wearing bloodstained hand-me downs from his older brothers. He attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Drama. It was from those experiences in acting class that Jimmy knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Always the class clown and performer, Jimmy performed magic tricks for his friends and family at nine years of age. By the age of 15, he had become an accomplished professional magician. He later channeled that energy into stand-up comedy.

Jimmy started performing right out of high school in comedy clubs around the Philly area. He later moved to Los Angeles and started working at the Comedy Store, performing and writing material for acts like Yakov Smirnoff, Jimmy Walker, and Andrew “Dice” Clay.  It was the Comedy Store where he later met Sam Kinison and they became friends. Kinison liked Shubert’s chutzpah and included him as one of the original “Outlaws of Comedy” which he toured with for five years, playing major casinos in Las Vegas and other venues like the Universal Amphitheater in front of audiences as large as 6,500 people. After a well recognized performance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, he was spotted by the late Brandon Tartikoff who signed Jimmy to a holding deal to develop a pilot sitcom for him to star in at 20th Century Fox.

Jimmy’s comedy routine is usually performed with an observational point of view, in comedic short-story form, and typically focuses on poking fun at pop culture. As AllMusic.com put it, “His confidence and lucid delivery enhances his humor, making even his most perverse moments hilarious.”

 

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