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Jimmy Pardo

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Mar 24, 2017 – 8:00 PM

5437 Park Place
Des Plaines, IL 60018 Map

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A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as "The Tonight Show", "Conan", "The Late Late Show" and his own half hour special on Comedy Central.Utilizing his trademark crowd work skills, Jimmy spent the last 6 years as Conan O'Brien's opening act at "Conan" tapings. Jimmy has also appeared on "Conan" as a panel guest, a field correspondent and recently filled in as co-host. He also conducts the unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com's "The Pardo Patrol."In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast "Never Not Funny", which Entertainment Weekly called "one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet." The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O'Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over half a million dollars for the charity.Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as "Comedy Bang Bang", "@Midnight", "Maron" and "Monk". He hosted "National Lampoon's Funny Money" for Game Show Network, four seasons of AMC's "Movies at Our House," and episodes of NBC's "Late Friday", VH1's "The Surreal Life" and "The Playboy Morning Show".Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: "Uno," "Pompous Clown" and 2013's "Sprezzatura," which Entertainment Weekly named one of the 5 Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.
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Jimmy Pardo: Jimmy Pardo's comedy is so far ahead of its time it's gone full circle. Often misunderstood and classified as a classic comic because of his buttery delivery and stylish repertoire, Jimmy's act takes comedy to a whole new level.

A natural wonder to see live, Jimmy's act is engaging, lively and totally hilarious. His quick wit and command of the stage takes crowd participation to a whole new hilarious level. A consummate professional, his act is different every night Πdepending on the mood of the club Πand will have everyone bent over from each and every fast hitting punch line. Jimmy's rapid-fire comedy and quick wit makes an evening with him fun for everyone.

Years of delivering this cutting edge style comedy has earned Jimmy the respect of his peers and along with it, the moniker "comic's comic". This reputation has earned him invitations to perform on "The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno", several appearances on "The Late Late Show" and his own half hour special on Comedy Central.

Jimmy has also found a comfortable home on television, living his dream of hosting a game show on Game Show Network's "National Lampoon's Funny Money". He has also hosted episodes of VH1's "The Surreal Life", NBC's "Late Friday", VH1's "Love Lounge" as well as co-host of AMC's "Movies at our House" for five seasons. Acting appearances include guest spots on "Monk", "That 70's Show" and "Becker".

Unafraid to tackle any medium, Jimmy recently acted in the Dreamworks' studio version of "Dreamgirls" (which he was cut out of... let's see if it makes the DVD... he didn't!) and the indie features, "Relative Strangers" and "The Godfather of Green Bay". As for the world of theatre, he is the co-writer and star of a critically acclaimed one-man show, subtly titled, "Attention Must Be Paid: The Jimmy Pardo Story" and a live pilot presentation, "Jimmy Pardo's Dance Party".

His podcast "Never Not Funny" was named "Best of 2006 and 2007" by the iTunes staff. It also won "Best Comedy Podcast 2008" at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.

Jimmy Pardo...Never Not Funny!

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