Tom Papa

Comedian, TV Actor

1968 –


Who is Tom Papa?

Comedian Tom Papa is known throughout the country for his many appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Television audiences also know Papa as the star of his own sitcom on NBC, Come to Papa, from March 2004.

Papa grew up in New Jersey and first realized he wanted to be a comedian when, at a very young age, he heard Steve Martin's comedy album, Let's Get Small. Comedy became an addiction which he perfected in clubs throughout New York City.

After about four years, Papa got his first big break. He was given a half-hour special for Comedy Central and was handpicked by Jerry Seinfeld as an opening act on his tour which continues to this day.

Now, he says, "I'm in the lucky position of being able to make people laugh for a living." Papa has also appeared in the films Analyze That, Comedian, and is landing his voice-over talent to the upcoming animated feature Bee Movie. Papa lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and family.

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Nov 10, 1968
  • United States of America
  • Pascack Hills High School
  • Rider University
Lived in
  • New Jersey

on July 23, 2013


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