Jimmy Dore is the star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer/performer for the off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues, and the host of his own weekly radio show on KPFK Los Angeles. His latest effort, Citizen Jimmy, is the award-winning one hour Comedy Central special that was chosen Best of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one of the Top 5 Comedy DVDs of the Year by Punchline Magazine.
Dore co-hosts the immensely popular podcast Comedy and Everything Else alongside Todd Glass and Stefane Zamorano. It is Dore's every man style and razor-sharp material that draws people in and has made him one of the fastest rising stars in comedy today.
Born into a Catholic family of 12 on Chicago's South Side, Dore's parents forced him into comedy at an early age. Dore began stand up in Chicago but quickly moved to Los Angeles to see if he could get on television, and it worked. He was quickly cast on NBC's Friday Night where he became a fan favorite and a show regular. That experience started a string of late night talk show performances including ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's Late Friday, and CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
No stranger to the international scene, Dore has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious comedy festivals around the world, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and the Amsterdam Comedy Festival, where Dore performed high. Back in the states, he was singled out as one of the top five performers at The Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado, which thrilled Dore because he knew it would end up in his biography some day. Dore continues to tour nationally and looks forward to his next special. When in Los Angeles, Dore performs his acclaimed Pop and Politics, a monthly video/sketch/talk show at the UCB Theatre.