Jim Breuer is a well-known stand-up comedian known for his witty banter and humorous one-liners. He has been a comedian since he was in college on Long Island, New York City; meaning Jim Breuer’s net worth has had quite a while to grow. Breuer is probably most famous for being a former cast member of Saturday Night Live which premiered on October 11th, 1975. The program has garnered huge popularity and has gone ahead to win 67 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. Saturday Night Live, or SNL as its fondly referred to by viewers, also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 270 nominations, not including specials and digital series. Jim was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998.
Jim Breuer spent many years working in comedy clubs across the country before deciding to be a permanent fixture on the New York City comedy club circuit. He is also an actor and radio host who has proved to be very flexible in his comedy by utilizing different informative methods. He is fond of engaging family, marriage, and everyday life in his comedy routines. The successful comedian is worth his salt and made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time.” Naturally, people are interested in his net worth and how he got his big break. All that has been revealed below.
How Did He Make His Net Worth?
Jim Breuer’s career path began on the little-known Uptown Comedy Club weekly television show, based in Harlem, New York, but he came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live. He also got a lot of positive reviews from Half Baked, a stoner comedy flick that starred Dave Chappelle and featured cameos by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and Tommy Chong. He was also given a guest appearance in Home Improvement; that appearance gave way to the short-lived sitcom Buddies.
Breuer was also liked for his impersonations, particularly that of actor Joe Pesci; an American actor known for playing tough, volatile characters and for his collaborations with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in the films Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Irishman. In a 1997 episode of SNL, both Pesci and De Niro made surprise appearances to “confront” Breuer. In 1998, Jim began hosting The Jim Breuer Show which aired on MTV on weekdays at 5:30 PM and showcased Jim performing skits as different characters. It also included different guest comics including Judah Friedlander and Jeff Ross.
The comedian hosted Comedy Central specials such as Hardcore and Let’s Clear The Air, which is one of the highest-rated comedy specials in the network’s history. His next special And Laughter For All became the highest-rated original comedy special on EPIX to date, earning its spot as a family favorite for its relatable and multi-generational humor. Jim was a guest on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. He was also the host of Fridays with Jim Breuer, originally known as Breuer Unleashed. Jim didn’t end his acting career with Half Baked. He appeared in other films like Zookeeper, Dick, Titan A.E., and Beer League. Next up is Jim Breuer’s net worth now since he left Saturday Night Live.
What Is Jim Breuer Net Worth Now?
This American comedian has achieved a lot during his years in the industry. Jim Breuer’s impressive net worth is currently estimated at $8 million. A few of the things he has done that helped him maintain this level of financial freedom are mentioned below.
His latest special Comic Frenzy is currently available on Amazon Prime. He also hosts a podcast called The Jim Breuer Podcast, which is available on iTunes and on his website. Since 2015, he’s shared his passion for baseball, particularly the New York Mets. Some of these short clips have gone viral, airing on the MLB Network and ESPN’s Sportscenter among others. These made him more appealing to brands that want his family-oriented fan base for their merchandise. Jim also launched a podcast with Pete Correale, the comedian. The podcast, which went live in 2011, is called The Podcast Masters.
Jim Breuer’s musical debut in 2016, Songs From The Garage, was produced by Rob Caggiano, the same guitar genius behind rock bands like Anthrax and Volbeat. Jim’s album featured tracks such as Raising Teenage Girls, Old School, and Mr. Rock n’ Roll with the one and only Brian Johnson of AC/DC. The album did very well for a comic and added to Jim Breuer’s net worth.