|Born||August 12, 1962|
Staten Island, New York
"The Reverend" Bob Levy (born August 12, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, writer, and actor.
Early life and career
Levy was born on Staten Island in New York City. He dropped out of high school after six years and worked several jobs, including landscaping and painting. For a brief period, he was a semi-professional wrestler under the name "Heartbreaker" Bobby Slayer.
Levy was not much of a comedy fan until he started listening to The Howard Stern Show in 1990, for which he started to send jokes and song parodies that he had written. Levy then started to attend open mic nights hosted by the show's writer, Jackie Martling. Levy recalled that he was unpaid for the first year of doing stand-up. Later on, Martling gave Levy the nickname "The Reverend"; Levy recalled: "Because I was a filthy fuckin' pig, and he wanted to call me the opposite of what I was doing onstage".
In 2002, Levy entered himself in the World's Meanest Listener contest held on The Howard Stern Show which increased his profile. He submitted clips of himself roasting Stern and the staff which were well received and made him a top three finalist. In 2004, he was one of the contestants on Get John's Job contest. He was one of the hosts of The Killers of Comedy Tour, a comedy tour featuring several of the show's guests and staffers. When the show moved to SiriusXM in 2006, Levy was the host of the show's series of live comedy roasts.
In December 2007, Levy opened Levy's Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Until 2008, Levy was a writer and regular on Kidd Chris's morning radio show on WYSP in Philadelphia. Levy also opened a weekend comedy club in Levittown, Pennsylvania and three other comedy clubs in Easton, Florida.
Levy is the former host of Rising with "The Reverend" Bob Levy with co-hosts Will Bozarth and John Kensil, on WNJC-AM in Philadelphia. In 2014, Levy was the host of Ears Wide Open with co-hosts Stacey Prussman and Joe Conte. It aired on WILC-AM in Washington, D.C. and WUFC-AM in Boston. Levy has also produced podcasts of his shows for Radio Misfits.
In 2006, Levy had been divorced. He has a son, Dominic.
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