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Born in Far Rockaway, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

A well-respected comedian whose been compared to a tornado on amphetamines. His high-energy comedy act is both outrageous and hysterically original. Born in Far Rockaway, New York, and raised on Long Island, Steven Pearl has been performing stand-up comedy professionally since 1979. He began his stand-up career in such prestigious NYC comedy clubs as "Catch A Rising Star" and "The Improv", moving to San Francisco in 1979. In San Francisco he immersed himself in the comedy scene and was often performing seven nights a week. By 1985, he found himself opening for the then up and coming L.A. based comic Sam Kinison. He eventually discovered a comedian could only go so far in San Francisco and moved on to Los Angeles in 1987.

In L.A. he was quickly made a paid regular at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip. In his first days there he suddenly found himself following such legendary comedy acts as Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor and Roseanne Barr. In the highly competitive world of the 1980s L.A. comedy scene, he held his own and continued to grow both as a writer and performer.

In the late 1980s he began appearing on numerous TV shows, including _"An Evening at the Improv" (1982)_ , and Caroline's Comedy Hour (1989). During this same period he began touring extensively clubs, colleges, and festivals all across the U.S. and around the world.

Some of his many credits include writing for and working with such comedic legends as Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Rodney Dangerfield.

A true journeyman comic, Steven Pearl continues to push the envelope of both good taste and sanity. When in Los Angeles, he can usually be seen performing his "balls-out" brand of frenetic humor at the Comedy Store and the IceHouse Annex in Pasadena.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Henderson

Trivia (6)

Wrote stand up comedy for Robin Williams.
A cartoonist published in Swank, Rocket and Screw Magazines.
He has performed stand-up comedy in every state in the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii and all throughout Canada, England, Australia and Japan.
Met comic legend Lenny Bruce at the age of 10.
An excellent artist and cartoonist. In high school, he would write comics with fellow students from high school as the characters.
Attended G.W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, New York.

Personal Quotes (1)

This ain't the planet I signed up for!

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