Richard Jeni

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Birth Name: Richard Jeni
Born: 10/31/1962
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: West Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 03/10/2007

Born on April 14, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY, Jeni was raised in an Italian-American home in the Bensonhurst neighborhood and later graduated with honors from Hunter College with a bachelor's in political science. After graduating, he began performing at local open-mic competitions in the early 1980s and made friends with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Joy Behar and Rosie O'Donnell. From early on, audiences appreciated Jeni's knack for observational comedy and keen ear for dialogue. Among his fellow comics, he was revered, not just for his brave talent onstage, but for being supportive and brotherly - a good guy in a cutthroat industry. After honing his act on the road for several years, Jeni had h... Continue Bio >>

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