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On a recent Saturday I was lucky enough to sit down with one of my comedic heroes, Jimmy Pardo. Jimmy has appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “Conan”, “ The Late, Late, Show” and had his own special on “Comedy Central”.
His signature crowd work (go see him LIVE!) led him to be Conan’s opening act at show tapings for the past several years. Along with field correspondent work and even co-hosting duties on Conan, Jimmy has also hosted numerous shows and specials for the Game Show Network, Science Channel, VH-1, AMC, NBC and more.
With so much to talk about I actually steered Jimmy to his outstanding podcast, “Never Not Funny”. An award winning podcast that started in the infancy of podcasting, way back in 2006!
Find out why he started, who his dream guests are, and why he used his podcast to deal with a couple of very personal heartbreaks.
He has also started the Podcast-a-Thon fundraiser for the charity “Smile Train”. This 12 hour marathon webcast has raised over a half a million dollars to help children born with cleft lips and palates.(smiletrain.org).
Of course we talk stand up too. How he writes jokes, his style, and the early days. Jimmy and his wife Danielle are also the proud parents of young Oliver. The son of two entertainers who appears to be destined for a life in show business. If Oliver’s school talent show is any indication Frank Caliendo and Kevin Pollack may have some competition.
I hope you enjoy this show as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you. I can not underscore enough how much I love the talented Mr. Pardo.