The humor dimension started to work for him. In 1987, Irerra made his first TV appearance on Rodney Dangerfield's HBO comedy special Nothing Goes Right. Since then, he's made numerous TV appearances, from Seinfeld to The View, and he had his own sports show on Comedy Central, Offsides, which lasted two seasons. Despite his ongoing ventures in TV land, Irerra still craves the live experience. Although a big part of his act stems from his Italian upbringing, Irerra brings a mixed bag to each performance. "I sometimes do character stuff, sometimes observational," Irerra says. "I just want to make people laugh."
And he wants them to buy his CD, Greatest Hits, Volume I. But Irerra says that's all he'll be selling, unlike some of the more market-happy comics: "You're not gonna see me standing at the door selling Dom Irerra coolatas." No, comics don't get their own brand of coffee till they're long dead -- and ranked well within Comedy Central's top 50. Bada-bing, bada-boom! -- Jason Budjinski