Nominated six times for an American Comedy Award Dom Irrera\'s stand-up material was honed in a multi-generational Italian household in South Philadelphia with his mother sister grandmother uncles and cousins all under one very big roof. A great-grandmother even lived across the street. Together there were three floors and four generations of family. His first big break was his performance on Rodney Dangerfield\'s Nothing Goes Right comedy specials for HBO. In 1989 Irrera\'s own HBO One Night Stand earned him his first CableACE award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. In 95 he won a second CableACE for the Showtime stand-up series he hosted Full Frontal Comedy. That same year he received a second CableACE nomination in the writing category for his work on Comedy Central\'s animated series Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist. He also starred in a solo stand-up special for HBO in 92 titled Command Performance. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.