In addition to his acclaimed job as a stand-up comedian, American funnyman Greg Fitzsimmons is also a writer, producer, television, and radio host. He is known for hosting the award-winning MTV series Idiot Savants in the 1990s.
He started with stand-up comedy during his college days and went on to grow his craft to cover other areas. He has currently made appearances on top radio and TV shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien as well as The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The latter got him four Daytime Emmy Awards. He also hosts his eponymous show – The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Howard 101.
Greg Fitzsimmons Bio
On April 5, 1966, the comedian was born in New York City, New York where he grew up in Tarrytown. His father, a New York City radio personality Bob Fitzsimmons, and mother Patricia Fitzsimmons named him Gregory Sebastian Fitzsimmons at birth.
There are no details available about the schools he attended for his early education but he got his bachelor’s degree from Boston University where his career as a comedian also began. Perhaps inspired by his father who was already an established radio presenter, Fitzsimmons showed great potentials in his budding days and in no time, he was rubbing shoulders with the big shots in the industry.
So far, he has had stints on popular TV programs like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately and Late Show with David Letterman. He also has his own one-hour Comedy Central special dubbed Life on Stage.
Greg did not limit his craft to the traditional radio and TV but also has one or two things he does on the internet. Aside from his comedy podcast known as Fitzdog Radio, which is among the best, the comedian also plays guest roles on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio in addition to hosting his – The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Howard 101. The Adam Carolla Podcast and the Joe Rogan Experience are some of his other exploits where he made has made guest appearances.
Earlier in 1996, the TV presenter was in charge of the mic at the MTV game show Idiot Savants, through which he won a Cable Ace Award. He also became a commentator on Vh1’s Best Week Ever, I Love The series and Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn. 2014 saw him star in TruTV’s How to Be a Grownup and as a recurring panellist on @midnight on Comedy Central.
As an actor, Greg Fitzsimmons has proved his worth with appearances on Louie, C.S.I., Comedy Bang Bang, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, as well as the film Division III: Football’s Finest, and Santa Clarita Diet.
As a writer, Greg Fitzsimmons has at least two books to his name. He was also a writer cum producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show which he did from 2003 to 2005. Through his excellent delivery on the show, the comedian became a four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner. He also did a bit of writing for Louis C.K.’s sitcom Lucky Louie and several other shows. Greg Fitzsimmons is currently flexing his writing skills on HBO’s Crashing with Pete Holmes.
In 2001 Greg Fitzsimmons was recognised for his talent as he became the winner of “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
Though he is no longer the young man he used to be but Greg still has what it takes to remain relevant in the very competitive industry where the young are fast dominating. Over the years he has accrued an estimated net worth of $3 million. Apparently, this is all thanks to his various endeavours as a comedian, presenter and writer among several other things.
Family, Wife (Erin)
Greg Fitzsimmons’ family is a simple one. He seems to have grown up as an only child as no siblings have been mentioned in his life. He was born to Judith Fitzsimmons (mother) and Bob Fitzsimmons (father). In 1999, Greg got married to Erin Fitzsimmons, however, there is no information on how and when the two met and if they have any kids yet.
Other Facts About Greg Fitzsimmons
The American funnyman is also a writer, producer, television and radio host and has a lot of awards to show for his talent.
His father, Bob Fitzsimmons, worked a New York City radio personality.
On Comedy Central, he runs his own one-hour special dubbed Life on Stage.
He lent his voice to Randy in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force on the episode titled “Rabbit, Not Rabbot”.
Greg Fitzsimmons is a four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner.