Jim Breuer Live at Newport Summer Comedy Series – Thursday, August 16th
Jim Breuer comes to the Newport Summer Comedy Series this Thursday night for a special performance here in The City by the Sea.
So far this summer Joan Rivers, Lisa Lampanelli, Bill Burr and host of others have kept us all in stitches with their firebrand of comedy and the Jim Breuer show promises to special night to remember!
Prior to gaining national notoriety, Jim Breuer was a stand-out talent on the little-known Uptown Comedy Club weekly television show, based out of Harlem, New York. Subsequently, Jim Breuer first rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998. On SNL, Breuer’s characters included “Goat Boy” (who hosted the fictional MTV program “Hey, Remember the 80s?”) and Glen Henderson, the elder brother to Chris Kattan’s Todd Henderson/Azrael Abyss character in the “Goth Talk” skits.
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Among his impersonations was that of actor Joe Pesci, who hosted his own talk show, often accompanied by Colin Quinn playing fellow actor Robert De Niro. In a 1997 episode of the program, both Pesci and De Niro made surprise appearances to “confront” Breuer.
Jim Breuer has also hosted several “Premium Blends” on Comedy Central as well as several appearances on other comedy shows.
Jim Breuer hosted the third season of the VH1 show Web Junk 20. The season began on November 17, 2006. He replaced Patrice O’Neal, who hosted the first two seasons of the show.
In 2002, Jim Breuer’s first one-hour Comedy Central special, “Hardcore,” premiered. The same year, he released a comedy album titled Smoke ‘n’ Breu.
On July 25, 2009, Jim Breuer’s second one-hour Comedy Central special, “Let’s Clear the Air,” premiered and came in as one of the highest rated comedy specials in Comedy Central’s history.