Bobby Slayton

Bobby Slayton



Robert “Bobby” Slayton, commonly referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy”, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is a veteran of the comedy circuit, having been performing for over 40 years.

Slayton was born on May 25, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in an Italian-Jewish family. His parents, Jack and Sylvia Slayton, owned a clothing store in the Bronx. He has one older brother, Jack Jr. Slayton attended the City College of New York, majoring in business administration.

Slayton's comedy career began in the 1970s, when he started performing in comedy clubs around New York City. He soon became a regular at the iconic New York City club, Catch a Rising Star. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he began to do stand-up on television shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman. Slayton's sharp wit and fast-paced delivery would become his signature style.

In the 1980s, Slayton began to appear in films, such as Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and The Last Boy Scout (1991). He also had a recurring role in the sitcom, Roseanne, playing the character “Hank the Hamburger Man.” In 1992, Slayton wrote, produced, and starred in his own HBO special, Bobby Slayton: Born to Be Bobby.

In the mid-90s, Slayton began appearing in animated films, providing voices for characters in films such as The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and Mulan (1998). He later had a recurring role in the HBO comedy series, The Mind of the Married Man.

Slayton continues to tour around the country, performing his stand-up act in clubs and theaters. He has released two comedy albums, Live at the Improv (1992) and Rock and Roll (1995).

Slayton has been married to his wife, Lisa, since 1986. They have three sons, all of whom are involved in the entertainment industry. Slayton lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to perform stand-up and act in films. He has been dubbed “The Pitbull of Comedy” for his edgy and often controversial sense of humor.

Bobby Slayton is a comedic legend who has been entertaining audiences for decades. His trademark quick-


May 25, 1955

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