Bobby Lee


Who is Bobby Lee?

Bobby Lee, born Robert Lee Jr. on September 17, 1971, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster. He gained fame as a cast member on "MADtv" from 2001 to 2009 and co-starred in the ABC sitcom "Splitting Up Together" between 2018 and 2019. Lee has appeared in several films, including "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004), "Pineapple Express" (2008), and "The Dictator" (2012). Additionally, he had a guest role on the FX on Hulu's TV comedy series "Reservation Dogs"​​.

How did Bobby Lee start in comedy?

Bobby Lee's journey into comedy began after he lost his job at a coffee shop in 1994. He took a job next door at The Comedy Store in San Diego, also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store. After working various odd jobs at the club, Lee tried stand-up during an amateur night. His talent quickly caught attention, and within a year, he was opening for comedians like Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee later became a regular at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a club owned by Pauly Shore's mother, Mitzi​​.

Where did Bobby Lee grow up?

Lee was born to Korean immigrant parents in Poway, California, where he spent his childhood and adolescence. He attended Painted Rock Elementary School, Twin Peaks Middle School, and Poway High School. During his high school years, he was part of a breakdancing team. After high school, Lee moved out of his parents' home and worked in restaurants and coffee shops in the San Diego area while attending Palomar College, which he eventually dropped out of​​.

Is Bobby Lee currently on tour?

As of 2023, Bobby Lee is actively touring. His recent and upcoming tour dates include performances in various cities across the United States and Canada, often alongside Andrew Santino in their show "Bad Friends." Some of the notable locations include Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Temecula, Reno, Wheatland, Long Beach, Windsor, Niagara Falls, Tucson, and Las Vegas​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Does Bobby Lee host any podcasts?

Bobby Lee co-hosts two podcasts. He started the "TigerBelly" podcast in 2015 with his ex-partner, Khalyla Kuhn, which features discussions on various topics, often related to Asian American issues in the entertainment industry, adolescence, sexuality, ethnicity, racism, and politics. Additionally, in 2020, he began co-hosting the "Bad Friends" podcast with Andrew Santino.

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