Comedian Jimmy Labriola. Benny from Home Improvement
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Born in Queens, Jim's natural flair for comedy developed early on the toughest of audiences - family gatherings! Routines from the comedy greats quickly became his measuring tool, and Jim rapidly rose through the comedy ranks with lifelong friends such as Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Collin Quinn. After many years in comedy clubs, Jim joined the cast of ABC's hit sitcom, Home Improvement and entered the living rooms of millions of Americans. He later appeared in the #1 movie, The Santa Clause. Alongside his film career, Jim continued to play sold-out venues with his edgy, New York-based comedy act.
Raised as a Roman Catholic, ethics were taught to Jim at an early age: however, his stand-up routine was "adult-focused" and did not reflect his values. During the success of Home Improvement and subsequent opportunities, he purposed to develop a comedy that was hilarious, of course, but would also be uplifting and available to all audiences. He created the clean comedy act that is now his trademark!
Today, Jim's stand-up show has appeared before countless fans and attendees across the country. He frequently appears on television. A skilled performer, he is adept at hosting conferences, stand-up and commentary.
Jim's most recent DVD project, "Heart Improvement", was filmed live and is now available for purchase.
Jim and wife reside in FL and AZ