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Greg Giraldo Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Gregory C. Giraldo net worth:
$100,000

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Greg Giraldo Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Gregory C. Giraldo was born on 10 December 1965, in The Bronx, New York City USA, to Dolores, of Spanish descent, and Alfonso Giraldo, of Colombian descent. He was a stand-up comedian, television personality and lawyer, best known for his appearances in the Comedy Central roast specials and shows, such as “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn“. He passed away in 2010.

So just how wealthy was Greg Giraldo? According to sources, Giraldo had earned a net worth of over $100,000, established through his involvement in the comedy entertainment business which began in 1992.

Greg Giraldo Net Worth $100,000

Giraldo grew up in the upper middle class neighborhood of Queens, New York City, along with his two siblings. He attended Regis High School in Manhattan, matriculating in 1983, and then enrolled at Columbia University, graduating with a BA degree in English. He then attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1990 with a law degree.

Prior to turning to comedy, Giraldo briefly worked as an associate for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom law firm in New York City. In 1992, he gave up his law career and began performing stand-up comedy in clubs such as Manhattan’s Comedy Cellar. While performing at the 1995 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, he was discovered by Hollywood agents, who offered him the starring role of lawyer John Alvarez in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Common Law”. His net worth started to rise.

In the early 2000s, Giraldo began performing stand-up on Comedy Central Presents, soon becoming a recognized figure among the network’s fans. He made appearances in a number of popular shows for Comedy Central and NBC, such as “Late Night with Conan O’Brien“, “Last Call with Carson Daly“, “The View”, “The Colin Quinn Show”, “Late Show with David Letterman“, “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”. He served as a regular panelist on “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn“, and all added to his wealth.

In 2005 he wrote, executive produced and hosted his own shows for Comedy Central, “The Greg Giraldo Show”, “Gone Hollywood” and “Friday Night Stand-Up with Greg Giraldo”. He also wrote and appeared in the network’s shows “Just For Laughs” and “Adult Content with Greg Giraldo”, and had his own stand-up special, the 2009 “Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices”. He served as a judge on the NBC reality television talent show “Last Comic Standing”, and appeared as a panelist on Jerry Seinfeld’s “The Marriage Ref” reality show and panel game, all of which considerably contributed to his popularity, and to his net worth as well.

Aside from his career in television, Giraldo was also involved in the film industry, having minor roles in “Game Day”, “Choices”, “Comedian”, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” and “I Am Comic”.

Although his career included various comedy-related projects, it was the Comedy Central roast series that put Giraldo on the map and boosted his popularity the most. Those included roasts of Joan Rivers, Chevy Chase, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy. Giraldo’s last appearance on Comedy Central was in mid-2010, in “The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff“.

When it comes to his personal life, Giraldo was married twice. His first marriage was in his mid-20s, and lasted only two years. In 1999 he married a comedy club waitress named Maryann, with whom he had three children. The couple separated in 2008, but had several reconciliations after that. The comedian died from what was reported as an accidental prescription-drug overdose, on 29 September 2010, although Giraldo had struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his career. However, in his most recent interviews, he spoke of being sober, with only occasional slip-ups.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Just for Laughs2009-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices2009TV Short documentary
Adult Content with Greg Giraldo2007TV Movie
Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo2005TV Series
The Showbiz Show with David Spade2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Greg Giraldo Show2005TV Movie
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2003-2004TV Series writer - 15 episodes
Comedy Central Presents2000-2004TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Z Rock2008TV SeriesHarry Braunstein
What Blows Up Must Come Down!2008ShortJihad Jo
Drive/II2006TV Movie
American Dummy2002ShortDr. Mabuse
The Colin Quinn Show2002TV SeriesVarious
The Greg Giraldo Show2002TV MovieGreg
Eventual Wife2000ShortJim
Game Day1999Zippy
Common Law1996TV SeriesJohn Alvarez

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices2009TV Short documentary executive producer
The Showbiz Show with David Spade2005TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode
The Greg Giraldo Show2005TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Women Who Kill2013TV Movie in memory of
Dream Job2012Short in memory of
Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump2011TV Movie in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Comic Standing: Behind-the-Scenes with Greg Giraldo2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff2010TV SpecialHimself - Roaster
Last Comic Standing2010TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The Marriage Ref2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
I Am Comic2010DocumentaryHimself
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work2010DocumentaryHimself
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices2009TV Short documentaryHimself - Host
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers2009TV SpecialHimself - Roaster
Martin Short: Let Freedom Hum2009TV MovieHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy2009TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000-2008TV SeriesHimself
Cheech & Chong: Roasted2008TV SpecialHimself
Root of All Evil2008TV SeriesHimself
The Gong Show with Dave Attell2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Judge
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget2008TV SpecialHimself - Roaster
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2008TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Roaster
Adult Content with Greg Giraldo2007TV MovieHimself
Last Laugh '062006TV MovieHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner2006TV MovieHimself - Roaster
Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour Featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Last Laugh '052005TV MovieHimself
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHimself
Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Showbiz Show with David Spade2005TV SeriesHimself - Host
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Roaster
Late Show with David Letterman2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The Greg Giraldo Show2005TV MovieHimself - Host
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Panelist
Comedy Central Presents2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2002TV SeriesHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase2002TV MovieHimself
Comedian2002DocumentaryHimself (as Greg Geraldo)
The View2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Friday2001TV SeriesHimself
Live at Jongleurs1997TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy SeriesCommon Law (1996)


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#Fact
1Performed his last stand-up show on September 24, 2010, in New Jersey.
2Had his own show on Comedy Central for a brief period of time, titled "Stand-Up Nation with Greg Giraldo" (2005)_.
3Was a lawyer for less than a year before he changed his profession to comedy.
4Despite 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.
5On 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.
6Rushed to a New Jersey hospital on September 25, 2010, after an accidental drug overdose.
7Worked for the New York City law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
8Was of Colombian and Spanish descent.
9Graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

#Quote
1The hardest part, for real, is probably when you just don't feel like going on stage and being funny.
2The 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.
3The reality is I'm not this person with this driving 'get it done' attitude.
4The reality is I'm not a 'get knocked down and come back harder' kind of guy.
5Why do we need another station where everyone has a gun? We already have BET.
6Some 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.
7If 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.
8There are no black people in Iraq, so how will they know who to shoot at?
9Little 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.
10I've always had real trouble knowing what my actual desires and goals are. I've just been dragged along by fate.
11It's hard to distinguish when I was actually struggling from when I only felt like I was struggling - which was pretty much always.
12[on Christianity] The Virgin Mary... We have a whole religion based on a woman who really stuck to her story.


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