Jim Florentine
American actor, writer and comedian
Jim Florentine
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.
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Podcast Review: Comedy Metal Midgets w/ Jim Florentine
Crave Online - almost 5 years
Check out the latest from comic Jim Florentine’s Podcast: Comedy Metal Midgets!
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Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
Highlights in music the week of May 3-9. THURSDAY 5/3 PDXOXO: ANYA MARINA, EMMETT MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL LERNER (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) See My, What a Busy Week! FELLWOODS, R.I.P., BROXA (East End, 203 SE Grand) Read our article on Fellwoods. INTO THE WOODS QUARTERLY: STAY CALM, ONUINU, GRAPEFRUIT, WHITE FANG, DJ SECRET KEBAB (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) A word of advice: Look your hottest for Into the Woods' latest showcase of live performances and music videos. The crew will be filming the show (footage for "an undisclosed project"), and you will definitely be on camera. Talk about meta. The surprisingly prolific documentary collective, who produce band videos for free, has curated a lineup featuring Stay Calm, Onuinu, DIY darlings White Fang, and the arpeggiated kosmische musik of Grapefruit, the latest guise of Charlie Salas Humara, whose record release party is in tandem with this show. ITW's videos can vary drasticall ...
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Black Dahlia Murder Added To Orion Music + More
Gun Shy Assassin - almost 5 years
Black Dahlia Murder OK, now I have to go to this. Before, I was just casually interested. Now, I am going. The Black Dahlia Murder have been added to the lineup for the Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Orion Music + More is the festival curated and headlined by Metallica, as you well know. Charred Walls of the Damned and Ghost were also recently added to the lineup. They join letlive., Shuli Egar, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson as the latest additions to the Orion Music + More festival, which will also boast sets by The Sword, Black Tusk, Red Fang, Metallica, Sepultura, Avenged Sevenfold, and false metal pussies Liturgy. Orion Music + More is actually kind of interesting now. I may actually go, and wear a wife beater so I get a sick tan that’ll last through the fall. A lot of Metal Blade artists on this bill. I wonder if that’s a coincidence.
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Minuto HM: That Metal Show - "Lady Gaga Must Be Destroyed" - Whiplash! RockSite
Google News - over 5 years
Em seguida, Sammy Hagar é convidado a entrar e se sentar junto a Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine e Don Jamieson. Sammy Hagar está totalmente a vontade com os convidados, fazendo muitas brincadeiras e com jeito totalmente descontraído – totalmente diferente
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Minuto HM: no That Metal Show com Ulrich, Hagar e Skolnick - Whiplash! RockSite
Google News - over 5 years
Em seguida Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine e Don Jamieson adentram o estúdio e as chamadas com a câmera vindo da grua são gravadas. Em seguida, são feitas as mesmas chamadas com os mesmos sentados. Tudo corre muito bem, sem erros e sem retornos
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TONY IOMMI On VH1 CLASSIC's 'That Metal Show': Full Episode Available - Aug ... - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson host the only talk show where all things hard rock and heavy metal are discussed, dissected and debated. Metal musicians and rock royalty, including Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH,
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Talking to VH1's Eddie Trunk - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
[Co-hosts] Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson are my friends. We're around the same age and genuinely love this music and are all into the same stuff. At the end of the day we are legitimately huge fans of the music even if we don't agree with all that
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In Brief - August 18, 2011 - FMQB
Google News - over 5 years
Over 12000 fans showed up for the all-day event, which featured performances from Sick Puppies and Saving Abel, as well as comedian Jim Florentine. "This is our fourth year, and it just keeps getting bigger," says Rover. "It went from a street festival
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Red Eye: The Young Man and the Sea - thefoxnewsradio
Google News - over 5 years
Greg questions his outfit and why people like the sea. Some great suggestions on adding more awkwardness to an elevator ride (like you need them). Tonight Greg welcomes Lauren Sivan, Jim Florentine, Bill Schulz, and Penn Jillette!
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JIm Florentine perfoms at Club Casba - Cape May County Herald (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Wildwood, NJ 08260) on Aug. 10-12. Show times are 8 and 10:30 and the website is http://www.casbacomedyclub.com. The number is (609) 522-8444. Jim is best known as the voice of “Special Ed” on Comedy Central's Crank Yankers and was just on Jimmy Kimmel
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COREY TAYLOR To Begin Work On 'Seven Deadly Sins' Audiobook - Aug. 5, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
"That Metal Show"'s Jim Florentine recently conducted an in-depth interview with Corey about the book, his life, and his music, and the conversation was aired in three parts so fans don't miss a word of it. Check it out below
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A Little Help - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
By the time Weithorn uses a clip of his old show "The King of Queens" as the backdrop for a dispiriting hook-up between Laura and a sleazeball played by one of Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers" (Jim Florentine), "A Little Help" may seem to have hit
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Buckcherry to Play Benefit Show in Brooklyn on August 11th - Artistdirect.com
Google News - over 5 years
Outrageous comedian and actor Jim Florentine will host the night. The silent auction will include works from famed street artists Shepard Fairey, Ewok, DickChicken, motorcycles from Indian Larry and much more. All of the musicians, artists,
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MOVIE REVIEW: A Little Help - SanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
You'll enjoy watching all the other characters, whether that's comedian Jim Florentine as not quite the date from hell, but somebody well below her standards. And we can realistically see how she got drawn into that date. In most other films,
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"Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp" and "That Metal Show" Return to VH1 Classic on ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson are back to host the only talk show where all things hard rock and heavy metal are discussed, dissected and debated over sixty minutes of mayhem. Season eight of "THAT METAL SHOW" will deliver the ever
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Don Jamieson Co-hosts Metal Blade Podcast; That Metal Show Preps Season 8 - Icon Vs. Icon
Google News - over 5 years
Metal Blade Records recording artists Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine are back in Los Angeles to tape season 8 of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show. Guests for this season include Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Corey Taylor (Slipknot,
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INTERVIEW: The Cast and Writer/ Director Michael J. Weithorn talk A LITTLE HELP - Very Aware
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Florentine, who plays Brian, says: “When I read the script for the first time I knew this film was going to be great. It had a real feel and the dialogue was not corny and cliché like you see in most movies today. It's not a goofy romantic comedy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Florentine
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 48
    On September 15, 2013 Florentine's voice will be heard on Adult Swim's Aqua TV Show Show
    More Details Hide Details He was also on Californication "Girls" and Inside Amy Schumer In 2015, Jim was on the season finale of Louie and was submitted for an Emmy nomination for "Best Guest Star." He will be on the current season of Inside Amy Schumer.
    On April 17, 2013, radio personality Marc Maron posted a lengthy interview with Florentine on his WTF podcast series.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    On September 4, 2012, Florentine released his second CD on Metal Blade Records called Awful Jokes From My First Comedy Notebook.
    More Details Hide Details That CD also landed at #3 on the iTunes Charts and No. 10 on the Comedy Billboard Charts. Jim is only the third comedian ever to have two CDs land in the top 10 in the same year. The concept for this CD was that Jim stumbled across his first comedy notebooks from when he first started doing comedy back in the early 1990s. He could not believe how bad his early jokes were and decided to share them with his fans and went into a recording studio and read his awful jokes directly out of his notebook. The CD has received critical acclaim in the comedy world for taking a huge risk.
    In June 2012, Florentine hosted the OMA Awards for MTV that aired worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2012 That Metal Show that Jim co hosts on VH1 Classic will be going into its 11th season. Florentine also opened for the band Metallica at Orionfest festival which attracted over 50,000 fans.
  • 2011
    Age 46
    On October 25, 2011, Florentine released his stand-up CD on Metal Blade Records called Cringe N Purge.
    More Details Hide Details It landed at #3 on the iTunes charts and #5 on the Comedy Billboard Charts.
    In 2011, Florentine launched his weekly podcast called Comedy, Metal, Midgets.
    More Details Hide Details It is one of the most popular comedy podcasts landing in the top 20 every week.
  • 2010
    Age 45
    Later in 2010, Florentine appeared in the feature film A Little Help as Brian.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    On July 28, 2008, Quivers announced on the radio show that she and Florentine had ended their relationship.
    More Details Hide Details She stated that the breakup was amicable, that Florentine was "genuine and honest," and that he was the one who initiated the breakup. He met his future wife Samantha Warner shortly afterwards but the marriage ended after less than 3 years due to infidelity. It involved a scandal with a Matawan, New Jersey police officer Eric Otten.
  • 2007
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He asked Trump's partner George if he wears a diaper. He has not appeared on The Apprentice since. He is an occasional guest on the late-night Fox News Channel show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.
  • 2006
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2007, while a guest on the Howard Stern Show, Jim Florentine asked co-host Robin Quivers to go on a date with him during a show segment. Due to the attention this garnered, Quivers became tight-lipped about the topic.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    Between 2004 and 2008, he made three appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared on The Late Late Show Craig Kilborn.
    In 2004, he worked one season on HBO's Inside the NFL performing various comedy sketches.
    More Details Hide Details The show won an Emmy that season and Florentine has proudly said in various interviews that when he was single he kept it on his night stand and it would close the deal anytime he had a date over. He called it his "Mariano Rivera". At the same time, Florentine released two hidden camera DVDs called Meet The Creeps where he and his partner Don Jamieson pull outrageous pranks on people. The DVD has got in the hands of some Comedy Central executives and they brought Meet The Creeps to their broadband channel called Motherload. After the two successful seasons, Comedy Central did a Meet The Creeps pilot for the network. The pilot was deemed too mean spirited and the show never made it on the network.
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Crank Yankers lasted three seasons on Comedy Central. The show moved over to MTV2 in 2006 for one season. Florentine's Special Ed character that he created is still played at various sporting events at stadiums across the USA. Florentine was featured on the series premiere of Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, a stand-up comedy series that aired on HBO on October 3, 2008. The series spotlights new and established talent, including Artie Lange, Bill Burr (Chappelle Show), Patrice O'Neal, and Andrew Dice Clay. Lemmy, leader of the heavy metal band Motörhead, serves as the musical director. Later that year, That Metal Show which Florentine hosts made its debut on VH1 Classic. It is described as "The Tonight Show for AC/DC fans". He is also co-hosting along with Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson. Florentine has been seen on The Apprentice, Comedy Central's Mother Load, HBO's Inside the NFL, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Opie and Anthony Show, Opie with Jim Norton, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV's Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1's The List, and Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase. He also voiced the redneck radio host Bobbie Ray in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    In July 2001, Florentine released Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 1.
    More Details Hide Details After numerous plays on the Howard Stern Radio Show, his CD ranking on Amazon.com went from 282,363 to number 2. The only artist ahead of him was the Backstreet Boys. Later that week, Florentine's CD came in at #17 on the Internet Billboard charts.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Florentine played Special Ed, a mentally retarded teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed. After season 1, Eminem took a liking to Florentine's characters and flew him out to his Detroit studio to do prank calls together for the upcoming season of Crank Yankers.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 28
    In 1993, he began his career in comedy clubs in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Florentine is a native of central New Jersey. He came from a large Catholic family and was one of seven children who attended Catholic School at St Ambrose. He has stated in various interviews, and in his stand-up act, that he disliked his religious upbringing. Florentine was interested in a musical career growing up because of his love for heavy metal music but would often joke that he never had the talent to play an instrument. Florentine lived for several years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where his father wanted to set up a family-run hot dog vending business. The business, however, proved unsuccessful, and the family moved back to New Jersey. In his late teens, Florentine had drug and alcohol problems and was in and out of rehab. He has stated his love of hard rock music set him on a straight path in life. Florentine was later a DJ on his college radio station in Hazlet, New Jersey WCNJ. He later mentioned after seeing Andrew Dice Clay for the first time on a Rodney Dangerfield Comedy special, he wanted a career in stand-up comedy.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on August 18, 1964.
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