James E. Breuer (born June 21, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and radio host. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1998 and starred in the film Half Baked.
In 1998, Breuer hosted The Jim Breuer Show on MTV, which aired week days at 5:30 PM and again at 1:00 AM during the summer. It featured Breuer performing skits as different characters as well as stand-up comedy by guests including Judah Friedlander, Jeff Ross and Tracy Morgan.
In 2002, Breuer's first one-hour Comedy Central special, Hardcore, premiered. The same year, he released a comedy album titled Smoke 'n' Breu.
Breuer hosted the third season of the VH1 show Web Junk 20. The season began on November 17, 2006. He replaced Patrice O'Neal, who hosted the first two seasons of the show.
In 2008, Breuer went on his first tour in six years known as the "Breuniversity Tour" where he toured over 20 colleges and comedy clubs across the country. The footage was used in his documentary More Than Me, as well as his 4-hour DVD The Jim Breuer Road Journals, both of which were released in 2010.
Breuer was a sit-in comedian on the Opie and Anthony Show for many years during their WNEW-FM tenure. "Breuer Bits" were often played whenever the show was on hiatus. With the XM/Sirius merger complete, Breuer returned to the Opie and Anthony Show for the first time in six years on August 8, 2008. He remained a frequent guest.
On July 25, 2009, Breuer's second one-hour Comedy Central special, Let's Clear the Air, premiered and became one of the highest-rated comedy specials in Comedy Central's history.
On October 5, 2010 he published a book called I'm Not High (But I've Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior).
In January 2011, he launched a podcast called "The Podcast Masters" with fellow comedian Pete Correale.
In December 2011, Breuer presented at Metallica's 30th Anniversary shows. He was the opening act for the band's 2018 tour.
Beginning in 2016, Breuer has appeared in the recurring role of Father Philip on the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait, which is set and filmed in Breuer's native Nassau County, New York.
From 2005 to 2021, Breuer lived in Chester Township, New Jersey, with his wife, Dee, and three daughters. In August 2021, Breuer and his family moved to Naples, Florida after selling their home in New Jersey.
In September 2021, Breuer cancelled shows at venues requiring COVID-19 vaccination in New Jersey and Michigan. Breuer believes vaccination is a personal choice. He has recovered from COVID-19 and is unvaccinated.