Jim Florentine is best known for hosting That Metal Show on VH1 Classic, dating Robin Quivers, as well as performing Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher on Crank Yankers.
In July 2001, Florentine released Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 1. After numerous plays on the Howard Stern Radio Show, his CD ranking on Amazon.com went from 282,363 to number 2. The only artist ahead of him was the Backstreet Boys. Later that week, Florentine's CD came in at #17 on the Internet Billboard charts.
After the release of Terrorizing Telemarketers Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla took a liking to Florentine's prank calls and hired him for a show to debut in June 2002 called Crank Yankers. Florentine played Special Ed, a mentally retarded teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.
Eminem took a liking to Florentine's characters and the following year in 2004, Eminem and Florentine did a bit together on the MTV Music awards show where Eminem beat up Special Ed, who kept annoying him.
Crank Yankers lasted three seasons on Comedy Central. The show moved over to MTV2 in 2006 for one season.
In 2011 Jim launched his weekly Podcast called Comedy, Metal, Midgets. It is one of the most popular comedy Podcasts out there constantly landing in the top 20 every week. You can listen and subscribe for free.
The Official Jim Florentine Web Page
2014 Tour Dates:
December 20 2013 Tom River, NJ
January 8 - San Diego, CA
January 9 Hollywood, CA
January 30-Feb 1 Timonium, MD.
February 6 West Palm Beach, Fla
February 28 Bethlehem, PA.
March 1 Phoenixville, PA