Greg Fitzsimmons to write memoir at 40
By Georg Szalai
July 8, 2009, 09:41 AM ET
Greg and Tom Arnold sit down and talk about the business, and what Tom has done so far, being a part of the Comedy Central Roasts, getting stints and driving yourself to the hospital while having a heartattack, and what is was like to be molested as a young child, and then confront his molester later in life.
The launch of Greg Fitzsimmons’ Next Top Radio Show! Greg and Dave pay off the “Amy” story with a personal call, talk about sex, compare their lives, talk about moral systems they choose to use, talk more about sex, explain how Dave got into the porn business, and finally discuss who invented the spoon.
Greg hosts a radio show on Sirius “Howard 101”, appeared for years on VH1’s “Best Week Ever”, and voices a weekly animated show on “Adult Swim” called “Dog vs. Cat”.
He just shot a pilot for VH1 with Andy Dick and 20th Century FOX is currently developing a sitcom for Greg while also developing his idea for a Reality Show called “The Dream Police”.
Last Spring Greg starred in an episode of “C.S.I”, and performed standup comedy at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
A regular on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg recently made his 60th visit to “The Howard Stern Show” and has done two Half-Hour Specials for Comedy Central.
Greg won four Daytime Emmy Awards for writing/producing “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. Other writing credits include HBO’s “Lucky Louie”, “Cedric the Entertainer Presents”, “Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher”, “Chelsea Handler Show” and “The Man Show”.
The Aspen Comedy Arts Festival gave Greg the “Jury Award for Best Comedian”, an MTV game show he hosted, “Idiot Savants”, won a Cable Ace Award and last year Boston University made him the youngest recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award in the school’s history. Irish America Magazine also twice has honored him as one of the “Top 100 Irish Americans”. Greg started a Foundation for Spinal Meningitis 10 years ago, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through Comedy Benefits in NYC.
He lives in Venice Beach CA with his wife Erin and 2 kids Owen, 8, and Josephine, 5. They travel around the world a lot, and also make go-carts.
Check out the Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Howard 101