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Fast Facts

  • Moved to L.A. in 1993 hoping to become an actor; ended up answering phones at the Comedy Store instead.
  • Became a stand-up comedian by accident: in the Comedy Store's green room, he regaled a group of comics with stories about his life; the emcee heard him and invited him to perform on stage.
  • Supplemented his stand-up income by working as a limo driver and a personal trainer.
  • Had to pass the NYC cabbie's test in order to host Cash Cab.


  • Laurence — Wife
  • Emma — Daughter


  • Attended Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

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  • Birth Place: Chatham, NJ
  • Profession: Comedian, TV host

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