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Robert Schimmel

Robert George "Bob" Schimmel (January 16, 1950 – September 3, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian whose material was often X-rated and controversial. He was perhaps best known for his comedy albums and his appearances on HBO and The Howard Stern Show. Schimmel is number 76 on the 2004 program Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time. Schimmel was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of Betty and Otto Schimmel, Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. He was voted class clown during high school and was in the United States Air Force for one year during the Vietnam War. A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, his career began when, at the urging of his sister, he performed at a comedy club's open-mic night. A club owner in Los Angeles offered to make him a regular, but when Schimmel moved there he found that the club had burned down. Undaunted, and with some help from Rodney Dangerfield, who invited him to perform on his HBO Young Comedians Special, Schimmel began making a name for himself. He wrote material for In Living Color and for comedians such as Yakov Smirnoff and Jimmie Walker. Schimmel married his first wife, Vicki, in 1977, and they had four children

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Robert Schimmel's Children -- Our Stepmom Is Screwing Us Over

Robert Schimmel's Children
Our Stepmom Is Screwing Us Over

Robert Schimmel's widow is mishandling money from the late comedian's estate ... according to Schimmel's daughter who's accusing her of cheating the children out of their inheritance. Schimmel --… READ MORE >

Robert Schimmel Dies

Robert Schimmel Dies

Comedian Robert Schimmel died last night in a Phoenix hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident last week. He was 60 years old. As TMZ first reported, Schimmel was the passenger in a… READ MORE >

- 1517 days ago
Comedian Robert Schimmel in Serious Car Accident

Comedian Robert Schimmel
in Serious Car Accident

TMZ has learned famous comedian Robert Schimmel was involved in a car accident on Thursday in Arizona and is currently in "very serious" condition. We're told Schimmel's 19-year-old daughter… READ MORE >

- 1524 days ago

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