When Dom Irrera takes the stage, he does not simply get on it, he owns it!
Dom projects a singular charisma that firmly engages audiences from the opening moment and doesn't let go until the end of the performance, and beyond.
Trying to analyze what makes a comedian special is typically a fool's errand, but we'll give it a go: With Dom, it seems to be a blend of regular-guy presence and relaxed, effortless delivery-and, of course, what he's delivering is top-notch material, laced with an array of colorful characters and voices. Beyond beautifully-crafted jokes and routines, Dom's also giving the audience one-man sketches and bursts of improv.
His first big break was his performance on Rodney Dangerfield's "Nothing Goes Right" comedy specials for HBO. In 1989 Irrera's own HBO "One Night Stand" earned him his first CableACE award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special.
He has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman,""Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "The View," and made several appearances on "Oprah."
His film work includes a featured role in Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle," a cameo in the Coen Bros. Film, "The Big Lebowski," "The Fourth Tenor," starring old pal Rodney Dangerfield, and he played himself in the Rodney Dangerfield / Dom De Luise film, "The Godson."
In 2010 Dom performed in the prestigious one person show slot in Montreal with his sold out run of "Plugged, Unplugged and Plugged again."
Official website: www.domirrera.com