DOM IRRERA, THE GODFATHER OF STAND-UP
"If Tony Soprano wanted a comic, he'd call Irrera" (Chortle,
In the world of stand-up comedy, DOM IRRERA is the king of clubs. He doesn't just take the stage. He owns it. Audiences all of the world appreciate being in the hands of a master. Applauded for his fast-paced, wise guy style of delivery, Irrera has an impressive career in the comedy industry, for which he has received a number of high profile awards. Although he has played to great acclaim at festivals and live venues all over the world, NZ audiences will best remember Irrera for his work in film and television.
His latest film performance ranks Irrera with the comedy elite, sharing the company of big name stars including Billy Connolly, Jason Alexander, Eddie Izzard, Whoopi Goldberg, Phyllis Diller, Robin Williams and Paul Reiser. The film is The Aristocrats, a documentary told about a joke every comedian knows but never tells on stage. Irrera arrives in NZ for the films national release date.
Recently voted in Comedy Central's Top 100 American Comedians of All Time, Dom has also performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "Oprah", "Damon", "Seinfeld", "Becker", "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "King of Queens". Credits on the big screen include The Big Lebowski, Hollywood Shuffle and The Godson. His obsessive passion for sport has also seen Irrera host four seasons of Comedy Central's irreverent football show, "Offsides", famed for his hilarious on the field interviews with football greats.
Find out more about Dom Irrera here .