• Neal Brennan was born on 19 October 1973 in Villanova, Pennsylvania USA
• He is a stand-up comedian and co-writer; co-creator of "Chappelle's Show"
• His net worth is estimated to be $5 million
• He has made jokes about his love life on Twitter
• He has acted in films such as "Half Baked" and "Get Him to the Greek" and is active on social media

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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1973
FactBriefly attended New York University

Who Is Stand-Up Comedian, Neal Brennan? His Bio, Wiki and Age

Neal Brennan was born on 19 October 1973, in Villanova, Pennsylvania USA, so his zodiac sign is Libra and he is 44 years old. He is best known as a stand-up comedian and co-writer, the co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central. He has also worked on projects such as “Half Baked” and “Get Him to the Greek”.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Neal Brennan as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this stand-up comedian and writer has a net worth of $5 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. He hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his assets, such as houses and cars.

Wife and Dating

When it comes to Neal’s relationship status, he doesn’t share any direct information regarding that topic. However, he has made jokes about his love life on Twitter, writing tweets such as “My girlfriend and I love each other so much that once a year we give each other a month off.” and “If I had a girlfriend, I bet she’d be mad at me right now, statistically speaking.” As of the most recent past, he wrote “Talking to my GF when she’s mad is like doing stand-up for a mostly black crowd. They’re listening, but really just want me to stop”.

Background, Family and Facts

Brennan spent his formative years in Villanova, near Philadelphia and also lived in Wilmette for eight years. Speaking about his ethnicity, he is Caucasian and has light brown hair and blue eyes. He was born into an Irish Catholic family, the youngest of 10 children. He stated that his father’s side of the family was funny, as well as his five older brothers, adding that he realized that he was funny at the age eight or nine, and at that time he was already performing for his classmates, and watched several television comedy series.

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Neal’s older brother Kevin became a comedian when Neal was in high school, and he attended Kevin’s performances at The Improv in New York City. In one interview, he said that it was then he realized that it is possible to make a living in comedy, He moved to New York himself, where he attended film school at the NYU, but dropped out having studied there for one year. After that, he worked as a doorman at the Boston Comedy Club, where he met Dave Chappelle and they eventually became friends. At the age of 18, he had his first performance, which didn’t go well, and resulted in Neal not doing stand-up comedy for several years.
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Career: The Beginning

In the ‘90s, Neal re-located to Los Angeles. and in 1995 began writing for “Singled Out”, a dating show, which gave him a chance to collaborate with celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy and Chris Hardwick. In the upcoming period, he worked for “Bzzz!” in 1996, and also on “All That” and “Kenan & Kel”. In 1997 he worked with Chappelle on the movie “Half Baked”, which received a mixed response, although Neal later on stated that it was some of his worst work. In 2006, he began working with Chappelle once again, as a writer and creator for “Chappelle’s Show”, a series which received a generally positive response from the audience, and was rewarded with awards such as BET Comedy Award and Gold Derby TV Award, and additionally was nominated for Primetime Emmy, DVDX, and OFTA Television Awards.

Latter Career

In 2010, the comedian wrote four episodes of “Funny or Die Presents…”, collaborating with artists such as Steve Tom, Rob Huebel and Christine Scott Bennett.  As of 2016, Neal wrote 16 episodes of “The Daily Show”, a worldwide acclaimed comedy series hosted by Jon Stewart. In 2018, the comedian contributed to “Untitled Neal Brennan Project”, so overall Neal has had 20 writing gigs, which has allowed him to gain considerable recognition among audiences.

Acting Career

As well as being a writer and a comedian, Brennan has also acted briefly, making his acting debut with the role of Crazy Pumpkin Head in “Caesar’s Salad” in 1990. As of 2010, he had a smaller role in “Get Him to the Greek”, working alongside Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Tyler McKinney and Zoe Salmon.

Social Media

Being in the entertainment field, Brennan is naturally active on social media as well, using them to connect with his fans. The comedian has Twitter and Instagram accounts, on the former being followed by over 360,000 people, whereas his account on the latter has almost 100,000 fans. Some of his latest tweets reveal that he is touring the US.

General Info

Full NameNeal Brennan
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthOctober 19, 1973
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director


SiblingsKevin Brennan, Sheila Krezwick


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing - Variety, Music or Comedy Program
MoviesGet Him to the Greek, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Totally Awesome, Half Baked
TV ShowsChappelle's Show

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1[on working with Dave Chappelle again] The relationship is charred. I don't think Dave ever wants to be in showbiz again, and I wouldn't want to work with him. We did the best thing we could have possibly done, and it still ended terribly. What else is there to do?
2[on Dave Chappelle quitting Chappelle's Show (2003)] Before Dave left, things had been awful between us for a long time. Once the show became this cash cow, everyone who worked for him kind of played his ego against me and against the show. It was a very clichéd, 'Behind the Music (1997)' kind of thing - money, credit, paranoia, suspicion. It was so unnecessary. I felt beyond betrayed. I would have signed a lifelong contract with Dave. He was one of my favorite comedians, we'd been best friends for 15 years. It was painful. It will probably be the biggest personal disappointment of my life.
3I'm never going to be more successful than I've been in the past two years. I have a better chance of being eaten by a shark. I'll never be famous, but I've got financial success. People in show biz seem to want to work with me. And I get to control the stuff I write. Fame gives you noise. It gives you a lot of [mimes screaming], which is fucking worthless. I have a girlfriend I love, so I can't use it to get women. It's not like Dave and I got laid because of Chappelle's Show (2003). He was married, and I'm... pale.
4[asked if he would ever work with Dave Chappelle again] No. There's no chance.


1Was a doorman at the Boston Comedy Club in New York City where he became friendly with Dave Chappelle and many other comedians. He did not start performing stand-up comedy until after Chappelle's Show (2003) went off the air.
2Has five brothers and four sisters.
3Was good friends with 'Dave Chappelle' until the abrupt end of "Chappelle's Show". In February 2012, the two have since patched things up.
4Has a sister named Sheila Krezwick who is a computer teacher in Massachusetts
5Brother of comedian/writer Kevin Brennan.
6Briefly attended New York University




The Female Brain2017post-production
The Half Hour2012TV Series 1 episode
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Seek and Destroy2010TV Movie
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie written by
Chappelle's ShowTV Series creator - 33 episodes, 2003 - 2006 writer - 32 episodes, 2003 - 2006
All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special2005TV Movie additional material written by
Half Baked1998written by
All That1996-1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Kenan & Kel1997TV Series written by - 1 episode
Singled Out1995TV Series writer - 65 episodes
Bzzz!1995TV Series writer - 1 episode


The Daily Show2016TV Series producer - 2 episodes
The Approval Matrix2014TV Series producer - 6 episodes
Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes2014TV Special documentary executive producer
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Seek and Destroy2010TV Movie producer
Chappelle's Show2003-2006TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes


Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes2014TV Special documentary
The Mindy Project2013TV Series 1 episode
Inside Amy Schumer2013TV Series 10 episodes
New Girl2012TV Series 1 episode
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series 4 episodes
Seek and Destroy2010TV Movie
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV Series 11 episodes


Legends of Chamberlain Heights2016TV Series
Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne2016TV Series
Inside Amy Schumer2013TV SeriesMale Onlooker
Get Him to the Greek2010Guy at Brian's House
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV SeriesCrab / Audience Member / Guy in the Club / ...
Half Baked1998Employee
Ice Cream1993ShortWoman's Brother
Caesar's Salad1990ShortCrazy Pumpkin Head


The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009writer: "It Ain't Easy", "Harding Imports", "McDermott's Angels"
Chappelle's Show2003-2004TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Half Baked1998writer: "Samson Gets Me Lifted", "Mr. Nice Guy" - uncredited


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV Series consultant - 1 episode
Ice Cream1993Short production assistant


John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid2015TV Special special thanks
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary thanks
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1998TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Baby Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
The Approval Matrix2014TV SeriesHimself / Host / Himself - Host
Today2014TV SeriesHimself
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHimself
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unusually Thicke2014TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs: All-Access2014TV SeriesHimself
Neal Brennan: Women and Black Dudes2014TV Special documentaryHimself
@midnight2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedy Central Re-Animated: Neal Brennan - Meeting President Obama2014ShortHimself
Legalize It2014DocumentaryHimself
The Pete Holmes Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comedy Gives Back2013TV MovieHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2013TV SeriesHimself
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House2013DocumentaryHimself
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Half Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Transforming the World Through Comedy2011TV MovieHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
The Download with Jordan Rubin2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself -Guest
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
Seek and Destroy2010TV MovieHimself / Various
The Fabulous Making of Chappelle's Show Season 3ish2006Video documentary shortHimself
Chappelle's Show2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedy Writer (segment "Dave Chappelle")
Chappelle's Show2003TV SeriesVarious


Nominated Awards

2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Variety TelevisionChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesChappelle's Show (2003)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramChappelle's Show (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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