2011-11-18 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Long Island Funnyman Returns Home

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Jim Breuer plays Westbury this month. Jim Breuer plays Westbury this month. Jim Breuer may be best known for his role on “Half Baked” or as “Goat Boy” on Saturday Night Live, but his stand-up comedy is no joke. See why when this Valley Stream native returns to Long Island and the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m.

Jim Breuer established himself as one of the most outrageous comedians in the U.S. through his incredible stand-up performances, charismatic stage antics and impressions. He began his career in high school and worked in comedy clubs around the country for several years before deciding to become a regular on the New York comedy club circuit.

In 1995, Breuer joined NBC’s Saturday Night Live, becoming best known for his original character “Goat Boy” and his impression of actor Joe Pesci, resulting in the recurring “Joe Pesci Show” sketch. Pesci later made a surprise appearance on SNL to confront the comedian – creating one of the most memorable skits in the show’s history.

After a four-year stint on SNL, Breuer starred in the movie “Half Baked,” alongside comedian Dave Chappelle. That summer, MTV also invited him to host the popular show MTV’s Beach House. Additional appearances include numerous stints on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, as well as roles in several movies, such as “Dick,” “Once in the Life,” and “Beer League.” Most recently, Breuer appeared in “The Zookeeper” alongside Kevin James and Rosario Dawson.

In 2004, the comedian began his career at Sirius Satellite Radio and currently hosts “Friday’s with Jim Breuer.” And his autobiography, “I’m Not High: (But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior), is now available in paperback. The memoir, which was originally released in October 2010, details Breuer’s struggles, rise to fame, and the lessons he’s learned in an extremely funny, yet personal and touching way.

Throughout the years, Breuer has also supported various charities through his comedy, including the Chris Farley Foundation, VH1 MusiCares, his local police and fire departments and more.

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