Jim Florentine

Actor + Writer and Comedian
Born Aug 18, 1964

James "Jim" Florentine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, voice artist, and performer. He is best known for hosting That Metal Show on VH1 Classic as well as performing Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher on Crank Yankers. Currently, he is touring the country performing solo and with Don Jamieson and is part of The Killers of Comedy tour.… Read More

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  • Podcast Review: Comedy Metal Midgets W/ Jim Florentine
    Crave Online - May 07, 2012
  • Up & Coming
    The Portland Mercury - May 03, 2012
  • Black Dahlia Murder Added To Orion Music + More
    Gun Shy Assassin - Apr 18, 2012
  • Minuto Hm: That Metal Show "Lady Gaga Must Be Destroyed" Whiplash! Rock Site
    Google News - Sep 10, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Florentine.


1964 Birth Born on August 18, 1964.


1993 28 Years Old In 1993, he began his career in comedy clubs in New York City. … Read More


2001 36 Years Old 1 More Event
After the release of Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 2 in late 2001, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla took a liking to Florentine's prank calls and hired him for a show to debut in June 2002 on Comedy Central called Crank Yankers. … Read More
The following year in 2004, Eminem and Florentine did a bit together on the MTV Music awards show where Eminem beat up Special Ed, who kept annoying him (and tore his leg off). … Read More


2006 41 Years Old He would often joke on air that marriage and kids were not for him, after his girlfriend of six years committed suicide in December 2006. … Read More
2007 42 Years Old In 2007, Florentine appeared on the last episode of The Apprentice in season 4 doing his edgy stand-up comedy at a conservative charity event. … Read More
2008 43 Years Old On July 28, 2008, Quivers announced on the radio show that she and Florentine had ended their relationship. … Read More
2010 45 Years Old Later in 2010, Florentine appeared in the feature film A Little Help as Brian.
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Florentine launched his weekly podcast called Comedy, Metal, Midgets. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2012, Florentine hosted the OMA Awards for MTV that aired worldwide. … Read More
2013 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 17, 2013, radio personality Marc Maron posted a lengthy interview with Florentine on his WTF podcast series.
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