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Greg Fitzsimmons: What He’s Learned After 30 Years Of Comedy

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons will be performing at the Atlanta Punchline June 6-8.
Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons will be performing at the Atlanta Punchline June 6-8.
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Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons will be performing at the Atlanta Punchline this weekend. The Emmy award-winning writer and producer has written for the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” HBO’s “Crashing,” and “Lucky Louie.”

He also had a 10-year run on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM channel called “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show.” For those familiar with the VH1 specials “I Love the New Millennium” and “I Love the 70’s,” Fitzsimmons was a celebrity commentator for several episodes.

In 2011, he wrote the book “Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox,” which talks about his childhood failures and his teacher’s disciplinary letters that were written to his parents.

“My family and I would be sitting a dinner, then my father would pull out a letter that was sent home from the school, a disciplinary report and he would read it,” Fitzsimmons continues, “And then anything could happen. I could either get slapped or get a big round of applause and laughter.” City Lights’ host Lois Reitzes responded with laughter, “So it all began there.”

Since the ending of “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show” in 2018, he is focusing on his radio podcast Fitzdog Radio and his new podcast “Childish.”

In the podcast “Childish” with Alison Rosen, they discuss the messy and wild realities of being parents.