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Greg Giraldo

Greg Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, and retired lawyer. Giraldo was best known for his appearances on Comedy Central's televised roast specials, and for his work on that network's television shows Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, and the programming block Stand-Up Nation, the last of which he hosted. Gregory C. Giraldo was born in The Bronx and was raised in a predominantly Irish lower-middle-class neighborhood in Queens. His father, Alfonso, was from Colombia and worked for Pan Am, and his mother, Dolores, was from Spain. Giraldo was the oldest of three children (brother John and sister Elizabeth) and was raised Roman Catholic. Giraldo was an excellent student and was accepted into the prestigious Regis High School in Manhattan. He then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in English from Columbia University in 1987 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1990. While at Columbia, he was an active member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Giraldo was admitted to Harvard Law School after he achieved a near perfect score on his LSAT (Law School Admission Test), scoring in the 99th

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'Marriage Ref' Star Raises $$$ for Greg Giraldo's Fam

'Marriage Ref' Star Raises $$$ for Greg Giraldo's Fam

Greg Giraldo had some pretty famous friends -- including Jeff Ross, Daniel Tosh and "Marriage Ref" host Tom Papa -- and last night, they all performed in L.A. to raise money for the late comic's… READ MORE >

Greg Giraldo 911 Call -- 'He's Not Breathing'

Greg Giraldo 911 Call -- 'He's Not Breathing'

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made the day Greg Giraldo overdosed. During the call, a hotel employee at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ tells the 911 operator that Giraldo was in his room… READ MORE >

- 1421 days ago
Chris Rock, Jon Stewart Attend Wake for Greg Giraldo

Chris Rock, Jon Stewart
Attend Wake for Greg Giraldo

Greg Giraldo was just laid to rest in a private family ceremony in The Hamptons ... but last night, tons of Giraldo's famous friends -- including Jon Stewart and Chris Rock -- gathered for a wake… READ MORE >

- 1427 days ago
Lampanelli: Giraldo Would've Loved Gottfried Burn

Lampanelli:
Giraldo Would've Loved Gottfried Burn

Lisa Lampanelli didn't think Gilbert Gottfried was out of line when he cracked a cremation joke about Greg Giraldo just hours after his death -- in fact, Lisa thinks Greg would've appreciated… READ MORE >

- 1428 days ago
Greg Giraldo -- The Final Performance

Greg Giraldo -- The Final Performance

TMZ has obtained footage from Greg Giraldo's last stand-up gig -- taken the night before the comic overdosed -- in which Greg appeared to be his usual self ... crackin' jokes about sex, drugs and… READ MORE >

- 1429 days ago
Greg Giraldo Death -- Family Pulled Life Support

Greg Giraldo Death -- Family Pulled Life Support

Greg Giraldo had been in a coma for five days when his family ultimately made the decision to end the comedian's life ... TMZ has learned.Sources close to the situation tell us Greg had remained… READ MORE >

- 1432 days ago
Greg Giraldo's Would-Be Gig Becomes Memorial

Greg Giraldo's Would-Be Gig Becomes Memorial

TMZ has learned ... the comedy club where Greg Giraldo was scheduled to perform this weekend is now putting together plans for a memorial instead, featuring a tribute to the late comedian's… READ MORE >

- 1432 days ago
Comedian Greg Giraldo Is Dead

Comedian
Greg Giraldo is Dead

Comedian Greg Giraldo died today at the age of 44 -- five days after he was hospitalized for an overdose.Greg had been hospitalized in New Brunswick, NJ after he overdosed on prescription pills… READ MORE >

- 1433 days ago
Gilbert Gottfried Roasts Greg Giraldo -- Too Soon?!

Gilbert Gottfried
Roasts Greg Giraldo -- Too Soon?!

Just hours after Greg Giraldo passed away, one of his former Roast-mates -- Gilbert Gottfried -- was already making a joke out of the situation ... but did he go too far?! Earlier today, Gottfried… READ MORE >

- 1433 days ago
Greg Giraldo -- OD'd, But No Suicide Attempt

Greg Giraldo --
OD'd, But No Suicide Attempt

Sources close to Greg Giraldo tell TMZ the comedian was hospitalized after an overdose yesterday ... but it was not a suicide attempt, as has been speculated.We're told Giraldo -- best known for… READ MORE >

- 1436 days ago

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