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Birth Name: Larry Charles
Born: 12/01/1956
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 20, 1956 and raised in Brighton Beach, Charles developed a healthy skepticism for established institutions, especially religion, through the twin influences of his pious grandfather and his father, who used puns and wordplay to lend a light tone to Jewish holidays. His initial passion was writing, so he attended Rutgers University in the early 1970s to pursue a degree in that field. However, a professor advised him to consider comedy as a more likely field, leading him to drop out to tour the country as part of a stand-up team. When the partnership failed, he returned to New York to contribute to Al Goldstein's taboo-breaking Screw magazine, among other pr... Continue Bio >>

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