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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 December 1965Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 29 September 2010New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA  (accidental prescription drug overdose)
Birth NameGregory C. Giraldo
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Greg Giraldo was born on December 10, 1965 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Gregory C. Giraldo. He was a writer and actor, known for Comedian (2002), Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006) and Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (2007). He was married to Mary-Ann Giraldo. He died on September 29, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (2)

Mary-Ann Giraldo (? - 2009) (divorced) (3 children)
? (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Was of Colombian and Spanish descent.
Worked for the New York City law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Rushed to a New Jersey hospital on September 25, 2010, after an accidental drug overdose.
On March 18, 2011, Comedy Central aired a tribute to Greg titled Give It Up for Greg Giraldo (2011). Fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, 'Nick Swardson'', Lewis Black, Conan O'Brien, Denis Leary, Dave Attell, and Jeffrey Ross (to name a few) gave very emotional heartfelt condolences to Greg.
Despite his multiple appearances on the Comedy Central Roasts, being a series regular on Lewis Black's Root of All Evil (2008), and even having his own show on the network, he had only one stand-up special on Comedy Central, which was the 2009 "Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices" (2009) (TV)_ show.
Was a lawyer for less than a year before he changed his profession to comedy.
Had his own show on Comedy Central for a brief period of time, titled "Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo" (2005)_.
Performed his last stand-up show on September 24, 2010, in New Jersey.

Personal Quotes (12)

[on Christianity] The Virgin Mary... We have a whole religion based on a woman who really stuck to her story.
It's hard to distinguish when I was actually struggling from when I only felt like I was struggling - which was pretty much always.
I've always had real trouble knowing what my actual desires and goals are. I've just been dragged along by fate.
Little did I know that earning a living at stand-up is the hardest thing you can do. But once I started doing it, I just loved it, and I realized that I was actually kinda good at it, and then that was it.
There are no black people in Iraq, so how will they know who to shoot at?
If you spend five minutes with me or watch me try to balance my checkbook, you can only imagine the disaster I would make of anyone's legal issues.
Some people are just really goofy kind of guitar acts, and they go out and do these colleges and start making a fortune pretty early on. And other people - I know guys who are great comics, who've done the Letterman show many times, who still barely pay their bills.
Why do we need another station where everyone has a gun? We already have BET.
The reality is I'm not a 'get knocked down and come back harder' kind of guy.
The reality is I'm not this person with this driving 'get it done' attitude.
The things that make me laugh are considered smart or whatever, I guess. But stuff that's self-consciously intelligent or self-consciously hip or cool, that doesn't do it for me either. You just try to be funny.
The hardest part, for real, is probably when you just don't feel like going on stage and being funny.

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