There are so many things that make Jimmy Pardo damn funny–ranging from lots of sharp, inventive material to being incredibly quick-on-his-feet and deft when improvising- but you could argue that the most singular, if not biggest weapon in his comedy arsenal is “The Take”. No matter what context–TV, film or stage, Pardo’s work is highlighted by a wonderfully expressive mug and a peppy, often self-deprecating, delivery.
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 the famed Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and the Chicago Comedy Festival.
Jimmy has also found a comfortable home on television, living his dream as the host of National Lampoon’s Funny Money on the Game Show Network and as the co-host of AMC’s Movies at our House. He has also hosted episodes of VH1’s The Surreal Life, NBC’s Late Friday and VH1’s Love Lounge. Sitcom appearances include guest spots on That 70’s Show and Becker. He has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show, and his own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Pardo.
Unafraid to tackle any medium, Jimmy recently acted in the Dreamworks’ studio version of Dreamgirls and the indie features, Relative Strangers and The Godfather of Green Bay. As for the world of theatre, he is also 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. In addition, he hosts his own monthly talk show, Running Your Trap with Jimmy Pardo at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.