In addition to his acclaimed work as a stand-up comedian, American comedian Greg Fitzsimmons is also active as an author, producer, television and radio presenter. He is best known for hosting the award-winning MTV series Idiot Savants in the 1990s.
He began with stand-up comedy during his college years and then developed his craft to cover other areas. He has currently appeared on top radio and television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The latter earned him four Daytime Emmy Awards. He also hosts his show of the same name – the Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Howard 101.
Greg Fitzsimmons Bio
The comedian was born on April 5, 1966, in New York City, New York, where he grew up in Tarrytown. His father, New York radio host Bob Fitzsimmons, and his mother Patricia Fitzsimmons named him Gregory Sebastian Fitzsimmons at birth.
No details are available about the schools he attended for his early education, but he received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University, where his career as a comedian also began. Perhaps inspired by his father, who was already an established radio presenter, Fitzsimmons showed great potential in his early days, and soon he was in contact with the big names in the business.
So far he has appeared on popular television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately, and Late Show with David Letterman. He also has his own one-hour Comedy Central special entitled Life on Stage.
Greg hasn’t limited his craft to traditional radio and television, but he also has a few things he does on the Internet. Apart from his comedy podcast Fitzdog Radio, which is one of the best, the comedian also plays guest roles on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio and hosts his – The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Howard 101. The Adam Carolla Podcast and the Joe Rogan Experience are some of his other heroics where he has had guest appearances.
In early 1996, the TV host was responsible for the microphone on the MTV game show Idiot Savants, which won him a Cable Ace Award. He also became a commentator on Vh1’s Best Week Ever, I Love The series and Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn. In 2014 he starred in TruTV’s How to Be a Grownup and as a recurring panelist on @midnight in Comedy Central.
As an actor, Greg Fitzsimmons has proven his worth as an actor with appearances in Louie, C.S.I., Comedy Bang Bang, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, as well as the film Division III: Football’s Finest and Santa Clarita Diet.
As a writer, Greg Fitzsimmons has at least two books on his back. He was also a writer and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which he produced from 2003 to 2005. Due to his outstanding performance in the show, the comedian won the Daytime Emmy Award four times. He also wrote a little for Louis C.K.’s sitcom Lucky Louie and several other shows. Greg Fitzsimmons is currently demonstrating his writing skills on HBO’s “Crashing with Pete Holmes”.
In 2001 Greg Fitzsimmons was recognized for his talent when he won the “Jury Award for Best Comedian” at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
He may not be the young man he once was, but Greg still has what it takes to remain relevant in the highly competitive industry where youth quickly dominates. Over the years, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million. Apparently all this is due to his various efforts as a comedian, presenter, and writer, among other things.
Family, Wife (Erin)
Greg Fitzsimmons’ family is a simple family. He seems to have grown up as an only child, as no siblings were mentioned in his life. He was born to Judith Fitzsimmons (mother) and Bob Fitzsimmons (father). Greg Erin married Fitzsimmons in 1999, but there is no information about how and when they met and if they still have children.
Other Facts About Greg Fitzsimmons
- The American comedian is also active as a writer, producer, television and radio presenter and has received many awards for his talent.
- His father, Bob Fitzsimmons, worked as a radio host in New York City.
- At Comedy Central he runs his own one-hour special called Life on Stage.
- He lent his voice to Randy on the Aqua Teen Hunger Troupe in the episode called “Rabbit, Not Rabbot”.
- Greg Fitzsimmons is a four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner.