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About Bobby Slayton

A true comic's comic, Bobby Slayton is best known for his title as the "Pit Bull of Comedy." He has been performing his own intense style of standup comedy for 25 years, becoming one of the best known, and most energetic, comedians on the road.

Among his feature rolls, Slayton can be seen opposite Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton in the MGM feature film "Bandits," directed by Barry Levinson. In the film, Slayton plays Darren Head, the host of the tabloid TV show "Crime Stoppers," who follows the exploits of two bank robbers (Willis and Thornton). The two break into the home of Slayton's character and force him to report on their story from their own point of view. Slayton was a regular in the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man". The show, created by and starring Mike Binder, followed a trio of reporters at a Chicago newspaper who try to remain faithful to their wives. Slayton, playing a character aptly named "Slayton," portrayed a married friend of Binder's who is also... Read More »
A true comic's comic, Bobby Slayton is best known for his title as the "Pit Bull of Comedy." He has been performing his own intense style of standup comedy for 25 years, becoming one of the best known, and most energetic, comedians on the road.

Among his feature rolls, Slayton can be seen opposite Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton in the MGM feature film "Bandits," directed by Barry Levinson. In the film, Slayton plays Darren Head, the host of the tabloid TV show "Crime Stoppers," who follows the exploits of two bank robbers (Willis and Thornton). The two break into the home of Slayton's character and force him to report on their story from their own point of view. Slayton was a regular in the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man". The show, created by and starring Mike Binder, followed a trio of reporters at a Chicago newspaper who try to remain faithful to their wives. Slayton, playing a character aptly named "Slayton," portrayed a married friend of Binder's who is also struggling to remain faithful to his wife.

Slayton's first comedy CD "Raging Bully" was released to critical acclaimed and excellent reviews. It quickly became a cult favorite. The one-hour live recording addresses topics such as the death penalty, romance, porn and sexism - all topics that Slayton is quick to take on, onstage and off. He also taped his own half hour comedy special, for Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, at London's Comedy Store.

Audiences, critics and the entertainment industry have all voiced their approval of the brazen, in your face comic. The New York Daily News described Slayton as "Armed and Dangerous!" and the American Comedy Awards voted him the "Funniest Male Stand-up Comic of the Year."

In the film arena, Slayton garnered great reviews for his portrayal of "Joey Bishop," opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna, in the critically acclaimed HBO original movie "The Rat Pack." He appeared in Miramax's "Third Wheel," starring Ben Affleck and Luke Wilson, as well as the Sony Pictures' release "Loser," opposite Mena Suvari. Slayton has also had scene-stealing roles in such films as "Get Shorty" "Ed Wood," and "Wayne's World 2."

Audiences across the country may also recognize Bobby from his many television appearances including "Later!", "The Tonight Show," & "Politically Incorrect." He has been featured on "Access Hollywood," and morning news shows across the country. A radio audience favorite, Slayton can be heard frequently on the morning show circuit including "The Howard Stern Show" "The Mark & Brian Show," "Tom Leykis" and the "Kevin & Bean Morning Show."

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Slayton is married with one daughter.