Brad Zimmerman is a very unique and original voice in the world of comedy. Watch a few minutes of his comedy and you will know you have never seen anything like Brad.
He works all over the country, performing at theatres, comedy clubs, casinos and comedy festivals. He has worked with many well known comedians and entertainers such as Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Susie Essman, Julio Iglesias, and has been Joan Rivers’ opening act of choice for the past decade. In fact Joan has said, “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling, and Brad Zimmerman.”
In 2006, Brad had the great honor of opening for George Carlin, and that relationship lasted until George passed away in 2008. The first time Brad opened for George, at the Paramount Theatre, just outside Chicago, right after f inishing his act, George approached Brad backstage, and said, as only George could have said, “F**kin great!”
Brad combines years of acting training and standup, which is evident in Brad’s one man show, “MY SON THE WAITER, A JEWISH TRAGEDY.” In this part standup/part theatrical piece, Brad tells a story of one man’s lengthy, and we do mean lengthy, struggle to make it as an actor in New York. His send-ups on his childhood, his family, his misbegotten love life, and his career are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical. His friend Brad Garret says of the show, “Zimmerman’s one-man show is a must see. It’s hysterical, heartfelt, timely and poignant. I cried, I laughed, I forgot where I parked.” The show is starting its North American tour starting in Phoenix in December.
In addition to this show, Brad has done work in both television and film, most notably playing Johnny Sack’s lawyer in one of the best television shows of all time, “THE SOPRANOS.”
10 in 60 Guests
Jeff and Sandy reminisce about the comedy biz and discover their paths have crossed a few times over the years.
Tymon talks about family and shares stories about growing up in East Saint Louis.
Will talks about his history in entertainment and shares his experience working as an in-house intern for the Clinton Administration.
Joanie talks about the bonds between being a mom, her career, and her hit comedy "3 Blonde Moms."
Steve shares his experiences growing up Jewish, and reflects on the late Robin Williams and Joan Rivers.
Howard talks with Sandy about his legendary uncle Charles Rapp, and the family's dramatic influence in the entertainement business.
Sandy and Steve compare old school and new school comedy, and discuss Steve's play "Rest, In Pieces."
Brad shares his insight and philosophies about being in entertainment.
Norm talks to Sandy about the early days in his career and colorful moments along the way to becoming one of the most recognized performers in show business.
John and Sandy share poignant memories of the late Robin Williams.
Ron joins Sandy, remembering cherished moments with his friend, the legendary Robin Williams.