Sick of being told he was the funniest guy off-stage, something had to change for lightning-fast wise-cracker Jimmy Pardo. Fortunately it did, and he became the “self-deprecating blowhard” America knows and loves today. We talk about the pros and cons of opening for Conan O’Brien, and explore the irresistible allure of TV, even in the face of new media. But can you ever escape feeling like you can’t write a joke?
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